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Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99(5):1833-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.12.079.

Coronary reimplantation in aortic root surgery: the trapdoor technique for adults.

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1
East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, United Kingdom. Electronic address: s.mariani1985@gmail.com.
2
East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Coronary ostial reimplantation during aortic root replacement is a key stage of the operation. The "button technique" is the most used method, but there are still concerns about the incidence of coronary pseudoaneurysm formation, bleeding, and distortion of the coronary geometry. We describe how we adapted the trapdoor technique, commonly used in the arterial switch operation in children, to reimplant the coronary ostia in adult patients undergoing aortic root replacement.

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