aortotomy


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Related to aortotomy: aortoplasty, aortorrhaphy

aortotomy

Surgery to cut open the aorta.
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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.
[13.] Bickell WH, Bruttig SP, Millnamow GA, et al The detrimental effects of intravenous crystalloid after aortotomy in swine.
(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.
There are reasons for lack of space in the ascending aorta including very short aortas, anastomoses of multiple saphenous vein grafts, the aortotomy suture lines for aortic valve surgery, or the aortic perfusion or de-airing cannulas [6-10, 27].
Aortotomy was performed and a thickened trileaflet valve with a retracted right coronary leaflet and fusion of the other two leaflets at the commissure (see Figure 1) was replaced with a 21 mm biological aortic valve.
In the 9th case of the woman with the dissecting AAA and the right renal and right CIA malperfusion (Figure 8), right renal artery was fixated with perimetric sutures (2-8 hours) following deep-V shape aortotomy (12 hours) at the interrenal part; an aortobifemoral Y-graft was used; left IIA was perfusedvia antegradeflow from theleft CFA; preoperative planning included hepatic-renal artery bypass.
After complete debridement of the aortic annulus via a transverse aortotomy, manufacturer provided valve sizers were used to select the valve size that most closely approximated the aortic outflow orifice while sitting comfortably in the supra-annular position.