Ross procedure in an infant weighing 4.5 kg

Eight years follow-up
  • Mariko Kobayashi
  • Yukihiro Takahashi
  • Makoto Ando
  • Naoki Wada
  • Masamitsu Murata
  • Toshio Kikuchi
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF02665074

Cite this article as:
Kobayashi, M., Takahashi, Y., Ando, M. et al. Jpn J Thorac Caridovasc Surg (2005) 53: 635. doi:10.1007/BF02665074

Abstract

A 6 month-old male infant (weight: 4.5 kg) with congenital aortic stenosis underwent aortic valve replacement with a pulmonary autograft (Ross procedure). The right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) was reconstructed with a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-valved equine pericardial conduit. At the age of 5, re-RVOT reconstruction with an equine pericardial patch bearing a PTFE monocusp was required because of severe pulmonary stenosis resistant to 2 attempts of percutaneous transluminal pulmonary valvotomy. Currently, at the age of 8, the degree of aortic regurgitation is trivial and the pulmonary autograft is free of functional deterioration despite somatic growth.

Key words

Ross procedure congenital aortic stenosis 

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© Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariko Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Yukihiro Takahashi
    • 1
  • Makoto Ando
    • 1
  • Naoki Wada
    • 1
  • Masamitsu Murata
    • 1
  • Toshio Kikuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgerySakakibara Heart InstituteTokyoJapan