Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Removal of an Interatrial Intraseptal Bronchogenic Cyst Through a Periareolar Approach

A 58-year-old white male with a history of stroke and deep vein thrombosis presented with an interatrial intraseptal mass. Cardiac-computed tomography demonstrated a thin-walled, well-demarcated cyst in the inferior border of the fossa ovalis protruding into both atria. Removal of the interatrial intraseptal cyst was performed using a minimally invasive three-dimensional endoscopic periareolar approach.
Source: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
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Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
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