A new operation for far-advanced cystic medial necrosis of the aortic root.

Three patients with far-advanced cystic medial necrosis of the aorta, which had produced giant bulbous enlargement of the aortic root and severe aortic regurgitation, were operated on using a procedure not previously described. Measurements of the aortic valve annulus and ascending aorta were made from aortograms. A knitted polyester arterial prosthesis was… CONTINUE READING