Successful aortic reimplantation in a three-year-old child with Marfan syndrome

Yoshinori Miyahara, Shingo Kasahara, Masami Takagaki, Shunji Sano

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Aortic root dilatation is rare in children, and is often secondary to Marfan syndrome (MFS). We experienced a case of a three-year-old boy (92 cm, 12 kg) with MFS presenting with progressive dilatation of aortic root. We electively performed a valve-sparing aortic root replacement using a 24-mm Gelweave Valsalva_ graft. Although the patient required a mitral valve repair due to infective endocarditis postoperatively, the recovery from the second surgery was uneventful. This case is one of the youngest children of valve-sparing aortic root replacement in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-220
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic root
  • Marfan syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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