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Aortopexy and thymectomy through lower partial sternotomy for the treatment of airway compression in a patient with right lung agenesis

  • Jae H. Lim (a1), Jae G. Kwak (a1) and Ji-Hyun Lee (a2)

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We managed a case of extrinsic airway compression by adjacent structures in a 1-month-old boy with right lung agenesis and dextro-rotated heart using anterior aortopexy and near total thymectomy.

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Author for correspondence: Jae G. Kwak, MD, PhD, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, 101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Republic of Korea. Tel: +82-10-3221-5107; E-mail: switch.surgeon@gmail.com

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Cite this article: Lim JH, Kwak JG, Lee JH (2018) Aortopexy and thymectomy through lower partial sternotomy for the treatment of airway compression in a patient with right lung agenesis. Cardiology in the Young29: 83–84. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118001725

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