Long-term durability of resection and end-to-end anastomosis for ascending aortic aneurysms.

@article{Massetti2004LongtermDO,
  title={Long-term durability of resection and end-to-end anastomosis for ascending aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Massimo Massetti and Sebastien Veron and Eugenio Neri and Olivier Coffin and Olivier le Page and G{\'e}rard Babatasi and Dimitrios Buklas and Dominique Maiza and Jean Louis G{\'e}rard and Andr{\'e} Khayat},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={1381-7}
}
BACKGROUND Ascending aortic aneurysms with normal sized sinotubular junction are generally treated by resection of the dilated aorta and replacement with tubular graft. Aortic resection and direct end-to-end anastomosis has been applied to repair aortic coarctation, interrupted aortic arch, and traumatic aortic rupture. No data exist regarding the long-term durability of this approach in ascending aortic aneurysms. The aim of this case-control study was to illustrate the durability of this… CONTINUE READING