The use of larger size pulmonary homografts for the Ross operation in children.
Nine pediatric patients received an adult size cryopreserved pulmonary homograft for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction as part of the Ross procedure. The early postoperative results are excellent. It is suggested that a full, adult size pulmonary homograft should be used in the future in pediatric patients undergoing the Ross procedure.
The Journal of heart valve disease
Adolescent; Aortic Valve; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Child; Child, Preschool; Cryopreservation; Female; Heart Valve Diseases; Humans; Infant; Male; Pulmonary Valve; Transplantation, Homologous; Ventricular Outflow Obstruction
Sardari, F., Gundry, S. R., Razzouk, A. J., Shirali, G. S., Bailey, L. L. The use of larger size pulmonary homografts for the Ross operation in children. The Journal of heart valve disease 5, 410-413 (1996).