minithoracotomy

min·i·thor·a·cot·o·my

any thoracotomy involving less muscle division than the classic posterolateral thoracotomy.
[colloquial]

min·i·thor·a·cot·o·my

(min'ē-thōr'ă-kot'ă-mē)
Any thoracotomy involving less muscle division than the classic posterolateral thoracotomy
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Comparison of the outcomes of modified artificial chordae technique for mitral regurgitation through right minithoracotomy or median sternotomy.
With the advancement of surgical technique, video-assisted minithoracotomy for blunt diaphragmatic injury may be a feasible alternative for delayed hemothorax, especially in hemodynamically stable patients.
A new resynchronization therapy was identified to be done and PM upgrade was performed: due to the failure of coronary sinus lead implantation, the pacing electrode was implanted using a transapical approach (by a left minithoracotomy and transthoracic two-stage Seldinger-type puncture and dilatation of the apex) and it was placed on the interventricular septum (Fig.
In the multicenter experience reported at PCR London Valves, approximately 62 percent of the patients received the replacement valve through a minithoracotomy (an opening between two ribs), and other patients received the valve through a ministernotomy (an opening through the sternum); both procedures are minimally-invasive and are performed without stopping the heart or penetrating the heart's ventricular wall.
Nearly 50% of the patients received the replacement valve through a minithoracotomy and the rest through a ministernotomy.
Most series do report a recurrence rate with VATS that is slightly higher than that with minithoracotomy.
A right anterior minithoracotomy was also performed at that time.
28%) patients, videothoracoscopic echinococcectomy through minithoracotomy approach was performed in 61 (70.
A less invasive minithoracotomy was used to gain access to the heart of the patient who underwent the first computer-enhanced heart-valve repair.
Background: Right minithoracotomy (RM) has been proven to be a safe and effective approach for mitral valve surgery, but the differences of artificial chordae technique between RM and median sternotomy (MS) were seldom reported.
A modified two-portthoracoscopictechniqueversusaxillary minithoracotomy forthe treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax: a prospective randomized study.