Aortic Allograft in the Pulmonary Position After Twenty-Three Years
Multislice computed tomography images of a patient with extreme aortic allograft degeneration and Dacron graft calcification after right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction 23 years previously (Figure 1). The extra-anatomic horseshoe graft was taken down, and anatomic pulmonary allograft implantation was performed. To reach the right pulmonary artery, extension with a 14-mm Dacron tube was necessary (Figure 2).
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