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Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):e143-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.068.

Minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedure in a patient with breast implants by use of a fibrous capsule preservation method.

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Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea. Electronic address: jehg7332@gmail.com.
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Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.

Abstract

We present a case of minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedure in a woman with previous breast implants. The capsule preservation method presented here may simplify cardiac surgical procedures and minimize complications in patients with breast implants.

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