Minimally-invasive coronary surgery in dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis

Gianpaolo Romano, Gustavo Guida, Estefania De Garate, Màximo Cosimo Guida
2010 Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery  
Dextrocardia associated to situs inversus totalis is a rare congenital conditions (prevalence of 1:10,000) in which the organs are located in a symmetric or mirror position in the opposite side of the body. These individuals usually have a normal life expectancy and the same propensity to develop ischaemic coronary disease as the general population. We report a case of a 59-year-old female patient with a singlevessel obstructive coronary disease successfully resolved via a right anterior small
more » ... ght anterior small thoracotomy on a beating-heart using the right internal thoracic artery as a conduit for 'left' anterior descending coronary artery.
doi:10.1510/icvts.2010.243881 pmid:20847064 fatcat:fy4ah3vm5bawflr7pkwaxxzo6m