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  • Aorto-Mitral Patch Enlargement for Elective Substantial Double Valve Upsizing. [Journal Article]
    World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2020; 11(1):101-104Fudulu D, Zakkar M, Stoica S
  • Reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrosa is normally associated with endocarditis and the surgical principles are well established. Here, we describe how these principles are further extended and applied for the elective enlargement of the aorto-mitral continuity. Our aim was to achieve double valve upsizing in noninfective conditions. The first patient had rheumatic fever and a first double v…
  • The "UFO" procedure. [Review]
    Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2019; 8(6):691-698Misfeld M, Davierwala PM, … Bakhtiary F
  • The term "UFO" is not a medical term, but helps emphasize the extremely high degree of complexity of a surgical repair that is akin to someone observing an unidentified flying object. It involves replacement of the mitral and aortic valves with reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body (IVFB). Specific pathologies that render this operation necessary usually involve the IVFB, which is loca…
  • Modified Commando operation using stentless aortic bioprosthesis. [Journal Article]
    J Card Surg 2019; 34(9):846-848Uchida T, Kuroda Y, … Sadahiro M
  • Operations necessitating intervalvular fibrous body reconstruction in patients with extensive endocarditis are referred to as "Commando operations," an indicator of the procedure's difficulty. Aortic root replacement is inevitable when performing the Commando operation for extensive aortic annular defect after radical debridement. We performed a modified Commando operation, in which supra-annular…
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