Aortic valve replacement for a patient with porcelain aorta and retrosternal gastric tube reconstruction after esophageal resection.

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A 67-year-old woman with congestive heart failure due to aortic stenosis and regurgitation needed aortic valve replacement. She had undergone right radical mastectomy 23 years before, and total thoracic esophagectomy with retrosternal gastric tube reconstruction 11 years before. Plain computed tomography showed coincident porcelain aorta. Aortic valve… (More)

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@article{Takami2003AorticVR, title={Aortic valve replacement for a patient with porcelain aorta and retrosternal gastric tube reconstruction after esophageal resection.}, author={Hiroshi Takami and Yuichiro Doki and Kenji Yachiku and Daisuke Takeuchi and Jun Arisawa and Tohru Kobayashi}, journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai zasshi}, year={2003}, volume={51 12}, pages={685-7} }