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Open stent graft repair with upper-half Sternotomy for blunt thoracic aortic injury: a case report

  • Toshinori Komatsu1,
  • Tamaki Takano1Email author,
  • Hiromu Kehara1,
  • Megumi Fuke1,
  • Takamitsu Terasaki1 and
  • Masayuki Sakaguchi1
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201712:106

Received: 23 May 2017

Accepted: 16 November 2017

Published: 29 November 2017

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Original Submission
23 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sung-Yuan Hu
4 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - G Folesani
24 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Tamaki Takano
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
29 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13019-017-0667-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagano Red Cross Hospital, Nagano, Japan