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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 5 September 2016 > CASE REPORTS > A Simple Technique for Aortic Root Dissection and Massive Aortic Regurgitation Repair after Blunt Chest Trauma

A Simple Technique for Aortic Root Dissection and Massive Aortic Regurgitation Repair after Blunt Chest Trauma

Javier Gualis1,2, Mario Castaño1, Jose Manuel Martínez-Comendador1, Carmen Garrote1, Javier Otero1, Elio Martín1, Pascuale Maiorano1, Jose Miguel Marcos1, Rodrigo Estevez-Loureiro1

1Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, León, Spain
2Electronic correspondence: javgua@hotmail.com

Aortic regurgitation due to valve injury after blunt chest trauma is a rare condition that may be caused by leaflet or commissural rupture, aortic dissection, or a combination of both. The case is presented of a 48-year-old male patient with an aortic dissection and aortic valve commissural detachment and massive aortic regurgitation after a 12-meter vertical free fall and secondary thoracic blunt

trauma. The aortic root tear and dissection was repaired with a continuous polypropylene 5/0 suture and subcommissural annuloplasty that restored the aortic valve geometry and resulted in a normally functioning aortic valve.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:638-640


A Simple Technique for Aortic Root Dissection and Massive Aortic Regurgitation Repair after Blunt Chest Trauma

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