Novel technique of valve-sparing aortic root replacement in two children younger than 3 years of age

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Abstract

  • A novel technique of valve-sparing aortic root replacement was applied to 2 children younger than 3 years of age with Marfan syndrome and large aortic root aneurysms. Using elements of both the remodeling and reimplantation techniques, circumferential rings from a 20-mm to 22-mm polyester graft provide stabilization at the subannular and sinotubular levels, and bovine pericardial patches create pseudosinuses. Follow-up at 2 years in 1 patient and 7 months in a second patient revealed satisfactory valve function with stable aortic root size. © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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  • Kirklin JK; Johnson WH; Cook BB; Law MA; McMahon WS; Romp RL; Colvin EV
  • Start Page

  • 299
  • End Page

  • 301
  • Volume

  • 94
  • Issue

  • 1