Heart Transplantation Using Manubrium-Sparing Sternotomy for Sternal Re-Entry
We report a technique of heart transplantation performed by manubrium-sparing sternotomy for challenging re-entry after minimally invasive left ventricular assist device insertion. A T-shaped, manubrium-sparing sternotomy was performed using an oscillating saw up to the first intercostal space. After cardiopulmonary bypass was established via the right axillary artery and percutaneous venous cannulation of the right jugular and femoral vein, the outflow graft was ligated and divided via a left thoracotomy. All anastomoses were performed with a standard technique with an excellent exposure and outcome.
Ohira, S., Spielvogel, D., Lanier, G. M., & Kai, M. (2022). Heart Transplantation Using Manubrium-Sparing Sternotomy for Sternal Re-Entry. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.17071