Emmanuel Villa1, Giuseppe Lauria1, Antonio Messina1, Andrea Rizzi2, Angela D’Ambrosio3, Ornella Leonzi2, Tony Sabatini4, Giovanni Troise1
Departments of 1Cardiac Surgery, 2Cardiology, 3Radiology and 4Medicine, Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital, Brescia, Italy
|Osteopetrosis is a heterogeneous group of heritable conditions in which there is a defect in bone resorption by osteoclasts. It is associated with an increased skeletal mass due to abnormally dense, but brittle, bones. Osteopetrosis varies greatly in severity, and fracture treatment remains a matter of controversy due to altered responses to fixation and the risk of osteomyelitis.||The fate of sternotomy in this condition is unknown, and osteopetrosis could represent a situation of ‘hostile chest’. Here, the case is described of a patient with osteopetrosis and concomitant symptomatic aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease.
The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:126-129
|Osteopetrosis: A Case of ‘Hostile Chest’ Associated with Symptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis|
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