Minimally Invasive Revision for Bleeding Following Totally Endoscopic Coronary Surgery

  • Thomas Schachner
  • Dominik Wiedemann
  • Guenther Laufer
  • Johannes Bonatti
  • Nikolaos Bonaros


We report 2 cases of minimal invasive revision for postoperative bleeding following totally endoscopic coronary surgery (TECAB). In the first case the revision was performed totally endoscopically without additional incisions. In the second patient revision was performed via enlargement of the camera port to a minithoracotomy. Both revisions were successfully conducted without sternotomy. We demonstrated that the technique of minimal invasive revision can further reduce the rate of conversion to sternotomy in TECAB operations.


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