Aortic root remodeling with the "cuff" technique for stentless valve implantation

Massimo Massetti, P Bruno, G Babatasi, O Le Page, E Neri, S Veron, E Saloux, A. Khayat

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Aortic root and sinotubular junction dilatation and aneurysm of ascending aorta are considered relative contra-indications to implantation of a stentless valve prosthesis, because the modified aortic geometry leads to aortic incompetence and early failure of the prosthesis. Aortic root reconstruction can be performed according to various techniques. We present a surgical technique in which a tubular graft, replacing an ascending aortic aneurysm, allows sinotubular remodeling and satisfactory implantation of a stentless prosthesis. The native aorta is inserted into the vascular prosthesis at the level of the sinotubular junction which is wrapped in order to prevent commissure spreading. Sizing of the vascular and valve prosthesis is made according to annular diameter. Since October 1999, 6 patients have been operated using this technique with good results. Comment in Dilated aortic root and stentless valve implantation
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1053-1055
Numero di pagine3
RivistaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2001


  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans


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