Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Fibroelastoma Resection.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pulmonary fibroelastomas are a rare primary cardiac tumor with less than 50 cases reported in the literature to date. We performed a minimally invasive valve-sparing tumor resection through a left anterior mini-incision (LAMI). The procedure was performed without cardiac arrest or aortic cross clamp, expediting postoperative recovery and allowing for an uncomplicated discharge on postoperative day 5. LAMI is a safe and reliable alternative to median sternotomy for patients requiring interventions on the right ventricular outflow tract and main pulmonary artery, including pulmonary fibroelastoma resection and pulmonary valve replacement when needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nellis, JR; Wojnarski, CM; Fitch, ZW; Andersen, NA; Turek, JW

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 577 - 580

PubMed ID

  • 31739722

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31739722

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-0879

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1556984519884308


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States