Aortic Root Aneurysm Due to Donor Cystic Medial Degeneration After Heart-Lung Transplantation

Lois U. Nwakanma, Luca A. Vricella, John V. Conte, Robert C. Robbins

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Abstract

A patient presented with symptomatic aortic root enlargement 5 years after combined heart and double-lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis, requiring homograft aortic root replacement. Histologic examination of the resected aneurysm showed cystic medial degeneration with no evidence of infectious or atherosclerotic process. Surgical options and potential role of immunosuppressive therapy after homograft implantation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1273-1275
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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