Novel technique for extending the use of allografts in cardiac operations.

@article{Michler1994NovelTF,
  title={Novel technique for extending the use of allografts in cardiac operations.},
  author={Robert E. Michler and Jonathan M. Chen and Jan M. Quaegebeur},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={83-7}
}
Small cryopreserved allografts for use in neonates and infants are increasingly difficult to find. We describe a technique for surgically reducing the size of the more readily available large-diameter allografts to make them conform to size requirements appropriate for neonates and infants. This technique involves a longitudinal incision of the allograft from its muscular annulus to its distal orifice with the excision of a single valve leaflet. The two commissural posts of the excised leaflet… CONTINUE READING
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