Alternative to Sternotomy: Aortic Valve Replacement through Right Thoracotomy


  • Olivier Bouchot
  • Louis-Mathieu Stevens
  • Ricardo Marenchino
  • Raymond Cartier



Many minimally invasive alternatives to aortic valve replacement through full sternotomy have been described. We report an approach through a right thoracotomy that has been planified in 2 patients with contraindication to standard thoracotomy. Exposure was excellent, and valve replacement could be performed safely.


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How to Cite

Bouchot, O., Stevens, L.-M., Marenchino, R., & Cartier, R. (2006). Alternative to Sternotomy: Aortic Valve Replacement through Right Thoracotomy. The Heart Surgery Forum, 9(2), E595-E597.




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