Minimally invasive aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma resection. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery Hsu, V. M., Atluri, P., Keane, M. G., Woo, Y. J. 2006; 5 (6): 779-781


The standard approach to the resection of aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma has involved traditional full median sternotomy. In this case series, we demonstrate a minimally invasive approach to the resection of these cardiac tumors to decrease operative trauma, reduce postoperative bleeding, decrease pulmonary complications, and expedite recovery from surgery. All patients recovered without incident.

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