Extended indications of operative spectrum via right lateral mini-thoracotomy

Udo Boeken, Jan-Philipp Minol, Arash Mehdiani, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Hildegard Gramsch-Zabel, Payam Akhyari & Artur Lichtenberg
Introduction: A right lateral mini-thoracotomy with femoral cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass is an increasingly used approach for mitral valve surgery (MVS). Outcomes after procedures other than MVS have not been well described. Materials and methods: We retrospectively reviewed 168 cardiac[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]