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Pulmonary autograft for mitral valve replacement in infants: the Ross-Kabbani operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15919334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the cases of 2 infants aged 6 and 2 1/2 months, respectively, affected by mitral valve dysplasia that caused severe valvular insufficiency and heart failure in which a surgical correction was indicated because of critical general conditions. In both patients the anatomic characteristics of the valves were not suitable for repair, and an implant of a mechanical prosthesis was excluded because of the very young age of the infants and the impossibility of maintaining an adequate anticoagulant therapy. Therefore a Ross-Kabbani intervention was performed with an implant of a pulmonary autograft (in the mitral position) and an insertion of a pulmonary homograft. The postoperative course was free of major complications and good function of the autograft was present at short-term follow-up in both cases.
Alessandro Frigiola; Toni Badia; Giuseppe Pomè; Vlasta Fesslova; Maria Giovanna Russo; Carola Iacono; Umberto Squarcia; Marisa Di Donato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-27     Completed Date:  2006-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2150-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Centro Cardiovascolare Malan, Istituto Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  surgery*
Pulmonary Valve / transplantation*
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome

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