The authors demonstrate how to use one homograft root in reoperative infected aortic root/hemiarch reconstruction with the use of a handmade bovine pericardial aortic tube to replace the ascending aorta and unite the divided homograft.
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January 15, 2019
October 10, 2018
A brief viewpoint article (by the savior of baby Esperanza) from a widely read non-surgical journal on the debate on ECMO/EOLIA. I assume 'thoracotomy' implies 'sternotomy' as the standard surgical approach for ECMO cannulation in adults and larger children.
July 30, 2018
With this video, the authors share the approach they adopted for a redo Bentall intervention in a 66-year-old patient presenting with a chronically dissected aneurysmal root and severe aortic regurgitation.
July 9, 2018
In this illustrated article, Esposito and colleagues outline the Lupiae technique for hybrid three-stage repair of mega aorta.
Treatment of an Aortoesophageal Fistula After Thoracic Endovascular Repair for an Extensive Aortic Arch Aneurysm
July 3, 2018
The authors present an urgent total descending aorta replacement, esophagectomy, stent graft removal, esophagostomy, and gastrostomy to treat an aortoesophageal fistula.
June 26, 2018
The authors provide a step-by-step description of a two-stage repair of a DeBakey type I aortic dissection using the elephant trunk technique.
May 15, 2018
The authors present a valve sparing aortic root replacement using a ministernotomy in a 35-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome.
Transmanubrial Approach for Salvage Surgery: Resection of a Single Persistent Subclavicular Breast Cancer Recurrence After Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
May 7, 2018
This video demonstrates a transmanubrial approach to resect a subclavicular recurrence of breast cancer after multimodal treatment.
Composite Reconstruction of the Right Atrium and the Superior Vena Cava With Pericardial Patches and a Vascular Prosthesis
April 10, 2018
This video demonstrates the radical resection of a right heart angiosarcoma, followed by composite reconstruction of the right atrium and the superior vena cava with bovine pericardial patches and a polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prosthesis.
March 21, 2018
This video demonstrates a superior caval system reconstruction using a single bovine pericardial patch. The procedure was performed following a radical thymectomy for a cortical thymoma, which invaded the right and left brachiocephalic veins and the upper portion of the superior vena cava.