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Supraannular Aortic Replacement for Severe Valve Detachment Attributable to Behçet's Disease.
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PMID:  22818338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The occurrence of aortic regurgitation (AR) attributable to Behçet's disease is rare, but it brings extraordinary complexity to surgical intervention due to the high risk of postoperative morbidity as the result of valve dehiscence or pseudoaneurysms caused by fragile aortic structures and inflamed tissue. The high rate of prosthetic valve detachment after aortic valve replacement is one of the most serious consequences of aortic regurgitation in Behçet's disease, which results in severe aortic annular destruction, presenting a big challenge to cardiac surgeons. Under this condition, a conventional surgical technique is necessary to be modified for improving postoperative prognosis of patients. In this paper, we described the surgical treatment of 5 patients with Behçet's aortitis and report their long-term outcomes.
Yangfeng Tang; Zhiyun Xu; Zilin Liao; Jibin Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e55-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical College, Shanghai, China.
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