Ross Operation for Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis in a Patient with Aortitis Syndrome

(Department of Surgery and Department of Cardiova-scular Surgery*, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan)

Susumu Kadowaki Susumu Ishikawa* Akio Kawasaki*
Kazuo Neya* Haruo Suzuki* Keiko Abe*
Makoto Shibuya Hiroshi Takami , Keisuke Ueda*
A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to cerebellum infarction. He had undergone replacement of the aortic valve and ascending aorta because of aortitis syndrome 2 years ago. Electrocardiogram showed complete atrioventricular block. Echocardiography showed aortic annular abscess and vegetation on the prosthetic aortic valve. A pulmonary autograft was transplanted of the aortic root(Ross operation)after complete resection of the infected sites. The postoperative course was uneventful. The ross operation was considered to be a treatment of choice for prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 38:71-74(2009)