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Article
January 1973

Reconstruction of the Aortic ValveCorrecting Valve Incompetence Due to Acute Dissecting Aneurysm

Author Affiliations

Boston
From the Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. Reprint requests to Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 721 Huntington Ave, Boston 02115 (Dr. Collins).

Arch Surg. 1973;106(1):35-37. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350130037008
Abstract

A technique for reconstruction of the aortic base in persons with acute dissecting aneurysms of the proximal aorta involves insertion of a prosthetic cloth buttress into the dissection of the aortic base; this allows reconstruction of the aorta with preservation of the native aortic valve and offers protection against dilatation in the late postoperative period. Three patients operated on by this technique have been observed from 6 to 22 months after surgery with no evidence of aortic dilatation or significant aortic valvular insufficiency.

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