Valve sparing operation in a child with aneurysmal disease of the ascending aorta

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Abstract

We describe an aortic valve–sparing operation in a small child with an ascending aortic aneurysm and root dilatation. The operation avoids the need for a prosthetic valve and long-term anticoagulation. Thus, the procedure is an attractive alternative for young children in whom a Ross procedure is not feasible.

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