Sutureless repair with TachoComb sheets for oozing type postinfarction cardiac rupture

Akihito Muto, Toshiya Nishibe, Yuka Kondo, Masato Sato, Mituru Yamashita, Motomi Ando

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Left ventricular free-wall rupture is a well recognized complication of myocardial infarction and a frequent cause of death. The appropriate surgical management varies significantly depending on the condition of the tear and the presence of concomitant lesions. We present a case of oozing type postinfarction cardiac rupture that was treated successfully by a sutureless patch technique using a fibrin tissue-adhesive collagen fleece (TachoComb [Torii Pharmaceutical, Tokyo, Japan]). This represents a quick, effective, and safe option for dealing with oozing type myocardial rupture due to myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2143-2145
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 06-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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