Pulmonary autograft (The Ross) operation and "pericardial collar" technique for the right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction

Sarioglu T., Erek E., Kinoglu B., Salihoglu E., Sarioglu A., Soybir N.

49th International Congress of the European-Society-for-Cardiovascular-Surgery, Dresden, Germany, 24 - 27 June 2000, pp.453-457 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Dresden
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-457
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


The Ross operation has gained increasing popularity in 90's due to excellent long term results. Technical demands of the operation and two valves at risk have delayed acceptance. The results of 18 consecutive patients who underwent Ross procedure and a new pericardial collar technique for the reconstruction of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) to prevent some persistent bleeding from septal dissection site and and to create a safe and strong margin for implantation of the homograft was documented in this article.