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Two-patch repair of a bicuspid aortic valve with vegetation on its raphe.
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PMID:  23360715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the successful repair of a bicuspid aortic valve with vegetation on its thickened raphe by using two pericardial patches. After excising the vegetation and thickened raphe, the first patch was sewn between the remaining leaflets. Another patch was then sewn at the base of the cusp to create sufficient geometrical height for good coaptation. Our two-patch technique may facilitate intraoperative accommodation of the 3-D shape of the new cusp.
Takeshi Shimamoto; Tatsuhiko Komiya; Genichi Sakaguchi; Takeshi Maruo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan.
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