Aortic root replacement with stentless xenograft for aortic dissection.


This paper reviewed aortic root replacement with a stentless xenograft for Stanford Type A aortic dissection. Total aortic arch replacement plus aortic root reconstruction with a stentless xenograft was conducted in 2 patients with acute aortic dissection. In another 2 patients, aortic root replacement with a bioprosthesis was performed for chronic redissection of the aortic root which might be associated with the previous use of gelatin-resorcin-formalin glue. Full root replacement using this device is safe, reliable, reproducible, and technically less demanding. This device also provides a radical option for acute aortic dissection even in patients requiring concomitant aortic arch and root replacement.

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@article{Uchida2002AorticRR, title={Aortic root replacement with stentless xenograft for aortic dissection.}, author={Tetsuro Uchida and Yasuhisa Shimazaki and Kunihiro Uesho and Masataka Koshika and Fumihiro Takeda and Kiyoshige Inui and Takao Watanabe}, journal={Artificial organs}, year={2002}, volume={26 12}, pages={1052-5} }