Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 117–119

Aortic Root Replacement with Re-Implantation Technique in an Infant with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and a Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Authors

    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre MunichTechnische Universität München
  • Walter B. Eichinger
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre MunichTechnische Universität München
  • Christian Schreiber
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre MunichTechnische Universität München
  • Rüdiger Lange
    • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre MunichTechnische Universität München
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-009-9541-z

Cite this article as:
Cleuziou, J., Eichinger, W.B., Schreiber, C. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (2010) 31: 117. doi:10.1007/s00246-009-9541-z

Abstract

We report on an infant with a Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and a bicuspid aortic valve, who presented with rapid dilatation of the aortic root. We performed a valve-sparing aortic root replacement with re-implantation technique using a Dacron graft with pseudo-sinuses (Gelweave Valsalva conduit, Vascutek Terumo, Glasgow, Scotland).

Keywords

Aortic rootCongenital heart diseaseInfant

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