Management of ascending aortic aneurysm and valvular incompetence with external remodeling

Mate Dzsinich, Francis Tarr, Hartzell V. Schaff

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Aneurysmatic dilatation of the sinotubular junction may result in aortic valvular incompetence even if the leaflets remain structurally intact. Traditionally, such situations are managed by open techniques of both the ascending aorta and the aortic valve. We present a case of aortic regurgitation, due to a 50-mm diameter ascending aortic aneurysm, which was corrected by sinotubular remodeling and wallreinforcement without the usage of cardio-pulmonary bypass. The authors describe a calculation-based and a transesophageal echo controlled technique of external reconstruction of the aorta and correction of the aortic regurgitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-410
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Ascending aortic aneurysm
  • External reconstruction
  • Off-pump
  • Sinotubular junction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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