Surgical consideration of aortitis involving the aortic root.

Abstract

Most serious complications after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in Takayasu's and Behçet's diseases are repeated detachment of the prosthetic valve and formation of a false aneurysm. Therefore, special consideration of the surgical treatment of aortitis involving the aortic root is required. Fifteen patients (12 with Takayasu's disease and three with Behçet… (More)

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