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

  • Julie Cleuziou
  • Walter B. Eichinger
  • Christian Schreiber
  • Rüdiger Lange
Case Report

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 root Congenital heart disease Infant 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Cleuziou
    • 1
  • Walter B. Eichinger
    • 1
  • Christian Schreiber
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Lange
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Centre MunichTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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