Valve-sparing root reduction plasty in aortic aneurysm: The "Jena" technique

  • Albes J
  • Wahlers T
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Reconstruction of the aortic valve and replacement of the ascending aorta instead of use of a composite graft is the preferred method in patients, who demonstrate an ascending aneurysm accompanied by aortic root enlargement and aortic valve insufficiency with morphologically intact cusps. Two techniques inaugurated by David and Yacoub have gained widespread acceptance. However, both approaches are technically demanding. We present a simplified alternative technique for aortic valve reconstruction by means of a reduction plasty of the aortic root without the necessity of transection maneuvers. © 2003 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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  • Johannes M. Albes

  • Thorsten Wahlers

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