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Redo aortic valve replacement after partial upper sternotomy (hemisternotomy) in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenia: a case report

Title: Redo aortic valve replacement after partial upper sternotomy (hemisternotomy) in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenia: a case report
Authors: Fatayer, H
Griffin, S
Protopapas, AD
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: BACKGROUND: We present a case of redo aortic valve replacement in a patient with thrombocytopenia. The initial operation was performed through limited access transverse sternotomy. This is the first report of this kind in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62 year old Caucasian male farmer with thrombocytopenia had uneventful redo aortic valve replacement when the first xenograft failed after 9 years, the transverse upper hemisternotomy in the first operation appearing to facilitate the redo complete sternotomy. CONCLUSION: With this only case of redo aortic valve replacement in our practice of 90 hemisternotomies over 10 years we present for consideration the use of a tissue valve in a complex relatively young patient.
Issue Date: 29-Dec-2008
Date of Acceptance: 29-Dec-2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/84621
DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-422
ISSN: 1757-1626
Publisher: BioMed Central
Start Page: 422
End Page: 422
Journal / Book Title: Cases Journal
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2008 Fatayer et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Publication Status: Published online
Conference Place: England
Online Publication Date: 2008-12-29
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer
Faculty of Medicine



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