The surgical anatomy of the aortic root.

  title={The surgical anatomy of the aortic root.},
  author={Robert H. Anderson},
  journal={Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery : MMCTS},
  volume={2007 102},
There is still no consensus on the best way to describe the anatomy of the aortic root. Different surgeons use the term 'annulus' to describe different parts of the components of the aortic valve. There is also lack of agreement within the surgical literature with regard to the nature of the ventriculo-aortic junction. In this review, I describe the components of the aortic valve, and its supporting ventricular structures, as seen by the anatomist. The essence of the valvar complex is the… CONTINUE READING

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