Title

Aortopexy

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2009

Journal

Essentials of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery

DOI

10.1007/978-3-540-78387-9_20

Abstract

Tracheal compression may occur as a primary condition, or may be secondary as a result of an accompanying condition. Tracheal compression can lead to life-threatening episodes in affected newborns, infants and children. Thoracoscopic aortopexy is an option to alleviate this condition. The chapter outlines the operation room setup, positioning of the patient, special instruments required for the procedure and the port placement sites. The indications, contraindications, preoperative considerations and technical considerations during thoracoscopic aortopexy have also been listed. Possible procedural variations have been outlined. The surgical procedure has been explained step-by-step using high quality images. © 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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