Repair of traumatic tricuspid insuffi ciency via minimally invasive port access

Hirofumi Kasahara, Mikihiko Kudo, Hiroyuki Kawajiri, Ryohei Yozu

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We report on a successful tricuspid valve plasty using port-access minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) for severe traumatic tricuspid insufficiency caused by blunt chest trauma suffered 15 years previously. A combination repair procedure, consisting of cleft closures, plication of the anteroseptal commissure, and ring annuloplasty, was necessary to achieve valve competence and proved possible via port access without difficulty. Port-access MICS is an alternative approach for tricuspid valve surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr


  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Port access
  • Traumatic tricuspid insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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