[Surgical treatment of aortic valve endocarditis associated with aortic root aneurysm and abscess].

Abstract

Between Jan. 1979 and Mar. 1996, aortic root abscess and aneurysm were encountered in 10 (34.5%) of the 29 patients who underwent surgical treatment for the aortic valve endocarditis ; native valve endocarditis (NVE) in 8 and prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) in 2. Noncoronary sinus was involved in 8 (80%) of 10 patients, left coronary sinus destructed in… (More)

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