Medial necrosis in aortic root aneurysm after repair of tetralogy of fallot

Juan A. Crestanello, Stephen Cook, Curt Daniels, Charles L. Hitchcock, Chittoor Sai Sudhakar

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Abstract

Aneurysmal dilatation of the aortic root occurs in some patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) late after repair. It can lead to aortic valve insufficiency and rarely to aortic rupture or dissection. Aortic valve or aortic surgery is rarely performed in this group of patients. We present a case of aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta treated with aortic valve sparing root replacement 43 years after the TOF repair. Histological examination of the aortic wall revealed medial necrosis. The implications of those finding and the timing of surgery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Tetralogy of Fallot
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve
Dilatation
Necrosis
Aortic Rupture
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Aorta
Dissection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Medial necrosis in aortic root aneurysm after repair of tetralogy of fallot. / Crestanello, Juan A.; Cook, Stephen; Daniels, Curt; Hitchcock, Charles L.; Sai Sudhakar, Chittoor.

In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.01.2010, p. 230-232.

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Crestanello, Juan A. ; Cook, Stephen ; Daniels, Curt ; Hitchcock, Charles L. ; Sai Sudhakar, Chittoor. / Medial necrosis in aortic root aneurysm after repair of tetralogy of fallot. In: Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 230-232.
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