Aortoplasty for management of the dilated distal ascending aorta during proximal aortic reconstruction

Emmanuel A. Amulraj, William D.T. Kent, S. Chris Malaisrie

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    Abstract

    When aneurysms of the ascending aorta extend into the arch, the conventional approach is replacement with a Dacron graft, including a distal beveled hemiarch anastomosis with the patient under hypothermic circulatory arrest. For certain cases, we propose an alternative strategy combining replacement of the proximal and middle segments of the ascending aorta with external wrapping aortoplasty for the distal segment. This " turtleneck" aortoplasty achieves successful complete repair of the ascending aorta without the risks associated with circulatory arrest.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1499-1501
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Volume96
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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