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A case of a 40-year-old man with dehiscence of the prosthetic aortic valve and recurrence of mycotic aneurysm of the left ventricular outflow tract with osteogenesis imperfecta is presented. He had an operation of aortic valve replacement and direct closure of the mycotic aneurysm for infective endocarditis twenty-one months ago. We performed reoperation of prosthetic aortic valve, patch closure of the mycotic aneurysm and graft replacement of the ascending aorta. He was complicated with multiple fractures of bilateral scapla and dislocation of left shoulder one postoperative day. Fortunately, cardiac reoperation was performed successfully in this patient despite anticipated difficulties with tissue friability with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia 09/2001; 7(4):241-5. · 0.69 Impact Factor