Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(2): 126-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1186238
Case Reports

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Entrapment of Retrograde Cannula during Mitral Annuloplasty. A Case Report

M. Rachwalik1 , W. Kustrzycki1
  • 1Heart Surgery Department, Medical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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Publication History

received February 10, 2009

Publication Date:
23 March 2010 (online)


The entrapment of a retrograde cannula during elective cardiac surgery in a 77-year-old woman is described. The anatomical aspects, structure of the cannula, and typical complications which can occur during positioning of the device are presented. We also discuss the approach used to solve the problem.


Dr. Maciek Rachwalik

Heart Surgery Department
Medical University of Wroclaw

Sklodowskiej Curie 66

50–369 Wroclaw