Robotic-assisted removal of an Amplatzer atrial septal occluder device for residual shunting, closure of septal defect and simultaneous tricuspid annuloplasty
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Complications after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure such as residual shunting or device-related events are generally treated using conventional sternotomy or thoracotomy incisions. In these cases, minimally invasive approaches including mini-sternotomy, mini-thoracotomy or endoscopic techniques can also be used in the management of complications, residual defects and concomitant procedures. However, robotic surgery is a reasonable alternative for removal of septal occluder devices and concomitant repair procedures to prevent cardiopulmonary morbidities. Herein, we report an adult, who underwent a totally endoscopic robotic removal of septal occluder device, closure of septal defect with autologous pericardial patch and tricuspid valve annuloplasty through a right atriotomy approach.
KeywordsRobotic surgery Percutaneous atrial septal defect closure Septal occluder device Residual shunting
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