n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Off-pump myocardial rrevascularisation in an octogenarian patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus : case report
|Article Title||Off-pump myocardial rrevascularisation in an octogenarian patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Author||I.C. Ennker, D. Pietrowski and J. Ennker|
|Publication Date||Sep 2006|
|Pages||257 - 258|
Dextrocardia associated with situs inversus totalis is a rare condition and there are few reports of myocardial revascularisation in such patients. An 82-year-old woman with dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis underwent successful off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using internal mammary arteries. The operative technique was similar to that of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for situs solitus. However, for a right-handed surgeon the operation was easier standing on the left side of the patient.
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