Left parasternal approach for Bentall procedure in a patient of Marfan syndrome with severe pectus excavatum
Annuloaortic ectasia with ascending aortic aneurysm with severe aortic regurgitation with severe left ventricular dysfunction is a serious condition especially in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) simultaneously having severe pectus excavatum (PE) deformity. We report our left parasternal approach in such patient in whom median sternotomy was not feasible. We achieved excellent exposure of dislocated heart and great vessels enabling Bentall procedure. Since patient did not consent for combined correction of chest wall deformity, we plan to undertake it later. Therefore, we conclude that left parasternal approach is feasible for standard aortic root replacement surgery in severe PE.
KeywordsLeft parasternal approach Annuloaortic ectasia Bentall procedure
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