Resection and end-to-end anastomosis for ascending aortic aneurysms associated with a bicuspid valve: case reports.

Fabio Barili, Gianluca Polvani, Luca Dainese, Emad Aljaber, Veli K. Topkara, Maurizio Roberto, Giulio Tessitore, Melissa Fusari, Francesco Alamanni, Paolo Biglioli

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Abstract

Ascending aortic aneurysms associated with a bicuspid valve are generally treated by replacement with a tubular graft because the aortic wall is claimed to be genetically pathological. We describe 9 cases in which patients with an ascending aortic aneurysm and an associated diseased bicuspid valve underwent aneurysmal resection and end-to-end anastomosis. This technique permitted us to remove the entire aneurysmal wall, avoiding graft interposition.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe heart surgery forum
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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