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Medial necrosis in aortic root aneurysm after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20149016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysmal dilatation of the aortic root occurs in some patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) late after repair. It can lead to aortic valve insufficiency and rarely to aortic rupture or dissection. Aortic valve or aortic surgery is rarely performed in this group of patients. We present a case of aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta treated with aortic valve sparing root replacement 43 years after the TOF repair. Histological examination of the aortic wall revealed medial necrosis. The implications of those finding and the timing of surgery are discussed.
Juan A Crestanello; Stephen Cook; Curt Daniels; Charles L Hitchcock; Chittoor Sai-Sudhakar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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