Correction of aortic valve incompetence combined with ascending aortic aneurysm by relocation of the aortic valve plane through a short-length aortic graft replacement
Aortic aneurysms grow not only in diameter but also in length. In the ascending aorta, such elongation may cause aortic valve incompetence in an otherwise normal valve by dislocation of the aortic valve plane towards the left ventricle and subsequent valve dislocation, causing leaflet prolapse. Loss of the sinotubular junction by aneurysmal widening of the aortic root may further add to this mechanism.
KeywordsAortic Valve Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Root Coronary Ostium Sinotubular Junction
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