Gullu, A. U., S. Senay, et al. (2012). “A simple method for occlusion of both venae cavae in total cardiopulmonary bypass for robotic surgery.” Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 14(2): 138-139.
We describe a novel surgical technique for occlusion of the superior and inferior venae cavae which allows opening of the right atrium safely during robotic cardiac surgery.
Iino, K., G. Watanabe, et al. (2011). “Total endoscopic robotic atrial septal defect repair in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis.” Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.
Situs inversus with mirror-image of the heart is a rare condition. The present report describes a case of a patient with dextrocardia with situs inversus who had atrial septal defect with multiple holes in the fossa ovalis. The patient underwent total endoscopic atrial septal defect repair using the da Vinci surgical system. This procedure was achieved safely with good clinical and excellent cosmetic results.
Yamaguchi, S., N. Ishikawa, et al. (2012). “Cardiac herniation during robot-assisted cardiac operation.” Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 143(2): e10-11.