Left Anterior Mini-Incision for Pulmonary Valve Replacement in a 12-Year-Old.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 12-year-old, 32 kg male with history of Tetralogy of Fallot status post repair at 8 days of life presented with progressive pulmonary insufficiency and left pulmonary artery stenosis. Surgical options were discussed, and the patient and his family elected to pursue minimally invasive pulmonary valve replacement with left pulmonary artery augmentation through a 5-cm left anterior mini-incision. The procedure was performed without complication, and he was discharged on postoperative day 3. At the time of his last follow-up, the patient was recovering well without evidence of pulmonary stenosis or insufficiency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vekstein, AM; Nellis, JR; Meza, JM; Andersen, ND; Haney, JC; Turek, JW

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 113

PubMed ID

  • 32352907

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-0879

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1556984520911026


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States