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Geometric reconstruction of the sinus of Valsalva: utilization of the porcine aortic root.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19932289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical repair of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm can be challenging, although it has been reported that mortality and morbidity is low. Distortion of sinus of Valsalva geometry can cause aortic valve regurgitation immediately or progressively after surgery. Maintenance of the appropriate geometry of sinus of Valsalva after resection of the aneurysm is critical in preserving the native aortic valve and its competency. Successful reconstruction with various patch materials such as Dacron patches (DuPont, Wilmington, DE) or pericardial patches has been reported. Nevertheless, the size and shape of patches used had to be created impromptu by surgeons without reliable methodology of reproducing the precise shape of the naturally occurring sinus of Valsalva. Herein, we report a successful repair of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm by utilizing a porcine sinus of Valsalva from a commercially available Freestyle valve (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN). We believe that this is a previously unreported technique.
Joon Hwa Hong; Nihan Kayalar; Peter C Spittell; Soon J Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2010-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2025-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / transplantation*
Aortic Rupture / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Sinus of Valsalva / surgery*,  ultrasonography

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