aortotomy


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Related to aortotomy: aortoplasty, aortorrhaphy

aortotomy

Surgery to cut open the aorta.
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After aortotomy, the resection was started by making two parallel longitudinal incisions in the septum, the first beneath the nadir of the right coronary cusp and the second beneath the commissure between the right and the left coronary cusps.
The three surgical routes described consist of aortotomy through the aortic root, through ruptured cardiac chamber site of aneurysm, and combination of both (16, 48).
Proximal anastomosis was achieved using a partial occluding vascular clamp on the ascending aorta, an aortotomy punch and 6/0 or 7/0 Prolene.
1) The majority of these abnormalities are congenitally acquired; however, there have been case reports of severe atherosclerosis, umbilical artery catheterization, or surgical aortotomy causing the stenosis.
Bickell WH, Bruttig SP, Millnamow GA, et al The detrimental effects of intravenous crystalloid after aortotomy in swine.
A longitudinal aortotomy was performed from just above the celiac artery to below the left renal artery.
Aortotomy revealed typical ochronotic pigmentation of a severely calcified aortic valve and aortic intima.
The RDH bandage: hemostasis and survival in a lethal aortotomy hemorrhage model.