Combined primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot and aortic root replacement


Kiziltan H., Topcu S., Ozbarlas N., Kayaselcuk F.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.72, no.6, pp.2124-2125, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0003-4975(01)02695-9
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2124-2125

Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot associated with ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic valve regurgitation is unusual. This combination necessitates a change in operative strategy during complete tetralogy repair. We present a 43-year-old woman who successfully underwent composite graft replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve during primary complete tetralogy repair. Histologic examination of the aorta revealed medial degeneration. (C) 2001 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.