General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 460–462 | Cite as

Posterior ventricular septal perforation

Sandwich technique via right ventriculotomy using BioGlue
  • Rihito HigashiEmail author
  • Yu Matsumura
  • Fumitaka Yamaki
Case Report


We present a case in which the sandwich technique was successfully applied via right ventriculotomy for posterior infarction ventricular septal perforation 2 days after acute posterior myocardial infarction in a 73-year-old male patient. The sealant BioGlue was applied to the space between the two patches instead of gelatin–resorcinol–formaldehyde biological glue. The postoperative course was good, and the patient was discharged on day 24 after surgery with no recognized residual shunt.


Ventricular septal perforation Sandwich technique Right ventriculotomy BioGlue 


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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryNagano Chuo HospitalNaganoJapan

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