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Konno procedure for infective endocarditis involving aortic valve in a small child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10800838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Konno procedure was performed to replace the aortic valve and the sinus of Valsalva in a 1-year-old child with pneumococcal infective endocarditis. A Dacron (C.R. Bard, Haverhill, PA) graft and a 16 AP ATS Medical valve (ATS Medical Inc, Minneapolis, MN) were used. Adequate debridement could be easily performed. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. The procedure, originally developed for a narrow aortic annulus, could be a good option for the treatment of a small child with aortic valve endocarditis.
K Goh; H Yamamoto; N Tsuda; T Sasajima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-19     Completed Date:  2000-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1264-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
First Department of Surgery, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  ultrasonography
Aortic Valve*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications,  surgery*
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  surgery
Pneumococcal Infections / complications,  surgery*

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