Superior vena cava reconstruction during redo cardiac surgery: A case report


Kahraman D., Zaim ç., KAYA K., Özyurda ü.

Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.23, no.2, pp.340-342, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Redo cardiac surgeries holds a higher risk of damage to the cardiac and/or mediastinal structures compared to primary cardiac operations. Complicated iatrogenic damages necessitating reconstruction are rarely reported in the published literature. In this article, we present a case of superior vena cava reconstruction with autologous pericardium which was impossible to repair without grafting.