REMODELING VALVE-SPARING OPERATION WITH EXTERNAL ANNULOPLASTY FOR TYPE-A ACUTE AORTIC DISSECTION
OBJECTIVE: There exist two methods of valve-sparing operation; remodeling and re-implantation to treat acute Type A aortic dissection combined with annulo-aortic ectasia (AAE) and aortic regurgitation (AR). We report a case of remodeling with external annuloplasty.
CASE: A 37-yo Marfan female was suffering from acute aortic dissection with AAE and AR. When she visited our clinic 4 months before, the diameter of the Valsalva sinus was 38mm and we desided to follow up.