Aplasia of the right aortic cusp in a neonate: a life-threatening but curable anomaly

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Abstract

A case of absent right aortic cusp causing serious aortic incompetence in a neonate is reported. A "bicuspidalization" repair broke down within 24 hours, but reoperation with annular enlargement and insertion of a 19-mm prosthetic valve resulted in complete recovery. This rare but life-threatening anomaly of the aortic valve can be recognized with Doppler echocardiography. Valve replacement in conjunction with aortic annular enlargement should be performed as primary repair.

Detaljer

Författare
  • A C Henze
  • T K Malm
  • J T Sunnegårdh
  • M B Hallberg
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Uppsala University Hospital
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kirurgi
  • Kardiologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1329-30
Antal sidor2
TidskriftAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volym52
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 1991 dec
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa