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J Heart Valve Dis. 2009 Mar;18(2):220-2.

Aortic root reconstruction in a nine-year-old child: a case report.

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Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. szabzol51@t-online.hu

Abstract

Aortic root dilatation is present by the age of five years in approximately 35% of patients suffering from Marfan syndrome. However, children rarely undergo surgery for aortic aneurysm and aortic regurgitation during their first decade of life. A nine-year-old boy, who presented with severe aortic regurgitation associated with a 76.8 mm aneurysm of the ascending aorta, underwent a Bentall procedure. Since the aortic annulus was markedly dilated and the cusps were structurally abnormal, the aortic valve was not spared.

PMID:
19455899
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