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Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):299-301. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.083.

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

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA.


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.

Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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