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Supravalvular aortic stenosis of the diffuse type: 29 years follow-up after aortic endarterectomy and symmetric enlargement of the ascending aorta and of the three coronary sinuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19001936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supravalvular aortic stenosis is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by variable amounts of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction distal to the aortic valve. Macroscopically, it is categorized into three morphologic subtypes: membranous, hourglass, and diffuse. The diffuse type is the most rare, and its surgical repair is the most challenging due to variable length of ascending aorta hypoplasia. Surgical treatment options of supravalvular aortic stenosis are well established for the membranous and hourglass type, whereas they are challenging and less well defined for the diffuse type. We present a case of long-term follow-up (29 years) after a very complex surgical repair of supravalvular aortic stenosis of the diffuse type, with focus on technical aspects. To our knowledge, the present case represents one of the longest follow-up routines in the English language literature of surgical treatment of supravalvular aortic stenosis.
Marco Picichè; Roland G Demaria; Jean-Marc Frapier; Bernard Albat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-12     Completed Date:  2009-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1268-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Surgery Department, CHU Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier University Faculty of Medicine, Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / surgery*
Aortic Stenosis, Supravalvular / surgery*
Coronary Sinus / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies

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