Orthotopic Cardiac Transplant and Straight-Back Syndrome: A Case Report

Eduardo J. de Marchena, Laurie G. Futterman, Hooshang Bolooki

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Straight-back syndrome is a common malformation of the thoracic spine that is associated with a marked decrease in the anterior-posterior intrathoracic cavitary space. The authors describe their experience with a patient with straight-back syndrome who required orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Minor modification of the procurement and surgical procedure was required to facilitate graft implantation without cardiac compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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