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Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct;90(4):1369-71. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.11.029.

"Peninsula-style" transverse aortic arch replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valve.

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  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305-5407, USA.


Although the optimal surgical treatment of the dilated aortic arch is controversial in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve, such exists in more than 70% of bicuspid aortic valve patients. Aortic wall histologic abnormalities are present from the aortic root to the distal arch regardless of aortic size. We describe a simple "peninsula-style" technique of transverse arch replacement used in conjunction with valve-sparing aortic root replacement for patients with a bicuspid aortic valve. This provides resection of the entire dilated thoracic aorta, preserving the arch branches in continuity with the proximal descending aorta.

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