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Surgical correction of dissecting aneurysm of ascending aorta with aortic valvular insufficiency

DeBakey, Michael E (Michael Ellis)1908-2008
Beall, Arthur C, 1929-
Biological Film Center (Methodist Hospital)
Surgical correction of dissecting aneurysm of ascending aorta with aortic valvular insufficiency / Michael E. DeBakey, Arthur C. Beall ; produced by Biological Film Center, Methodist Hospital.
Country of Publication:
United States
Houston, Tex. : Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery : [1963]
Master : 1 videocassette of 1 (U-Matic) (18 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
This program presents a case of a thirty year old man with Marfan's syndrome to illustrate the surgical procedure for correcting a dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta with aortic valvular insufficiency. The patient's preoperative physical findings and aortograms which indicate the need for this surgery are presented. In this instance the entire ascending portion of the aorta is involved. The transverse and descending aorta are not considered unusual. General endotracheal anesthesia and cardiopulmonary bypass are used and the chest is entered through a median sternotomy incision. The pericardium is incised longitudinally. A woven, crimped dacron graft is placed with over-and-over sutures in the place in the ascending aorta from which the aneurysm has been excised. In this case the cusps of the aortic valve had prolapsed. As a result, the graft was sutured in such a way to both the inner and outer walls of the aorta as to pull the prolapsed cusps back from within the ventricle. The distal anastomosis is done before the proximal. Drawings are also used to aid in the visualization of the pathological features of the aneurysm and the surgical procedure. The patient's uneventful postoperative course is briefly described. Retrograde radiographs done reveal satisfactory function of the graft without aortic valvular insufficiency.
Aortic Aneurysm/surgery*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency/surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Rating: Recommended.
Review date: Jan. 1976.
Reviewer: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Learning method: Support.
Videocassette (Betacam SP) 1 videocassette (16 min.) : sd., col., 1/2 in.
Videocassette (VHS) 1 videocassette (16 min.) : sd., col., 1/2 in.
Copyright Status:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Copyright Holder:
No copyright symbol on item. No registration or renewal located. Research date: 20200204 Sources: Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries, Motion Pictures 1960-1969. Library of Congress Copyright Catalog, 1978-present.
7601655A [Videorecording]

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