Gananjay G Salve, Satish R Javali, Bharat V Dalvi, Shivaprakash Krishnanaik
Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seven Hills Hospital, Marol-Maroshi Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, India
Aneurysms of ascending aorta are rarely seen in pediatric age group. Only few cases with Marfans syndrome have been reported in the literature. Preferred treatment for these children has been the standard Bentall procedure (aortic root replacement with composite graft prosthesis). We report a 4-year-old male child with huge aneurysm of ascending aorta and aortic root dilation with severe aortic regurgitation, having phenotypic features of Loeys-Dietz syndrome type I. He underwent Bentall procedure with a novel modification (medial trap-door technique for coronary reimplantation). Short-term result of this procedure is encouraging and he is asymptomatic for the last 14 months of follow-up.
Gananjay G Salve
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