Pericardial sewing-cuff: an alternative surgical technique for full-root implantation of aortic allograft and pulmonary autograft

Salehi, Mehrdad; Aazami, Mathias H.; Bakshandeh, Alireza; Satarzadeh, Roya
April 2005
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Apr2005, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p720
Academic Journal
Abstract: The following is a description of a modified technique for the reinforcement of proximal anastomosis regarding the process of aortic allograft or pulmonary autograft full root implantation. A double width pericardial strip is used to create a pericardial sewing-cuff to be used as a neo-ring. This technique is said to be best suited for decreasing the operative bleeding, reducing anastomotic pitfalls and concomitant repair of the aortic annulus.


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