New Publication Featured on the Cover Page of the Sept 2016 issue of WJPCHS: Single-Stage Total Arch Replacement Including Resection of Kommerell Diverticulum in a Patient With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Sep;7(5):651-4. doi: 10.1177/2150135116656979. Epub 2016 Aug 12.

Single-Stage Total Arch Replacement Including Resection of Kommerell Diverticulum in a Patient With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.

Author information

1. Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.
2. Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA, visiting student from The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
3. Division of Cardiac Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA nhibino1@jhmi.edu.

Abstract

Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant genetic connective tissue disorder associated with aortic aneurysmal disease. Kommerell diverticulum (KD) is a rare aortic diverticulum, for which the indication for surgery and the surgical techniques remain subjects of debate. We describe our experience with a successful total aortic arch replacement including KD resection through a median sternotomy for a pediatric patient with LDS.

KEYWORDS:

Kommerell diverticulum; Loeys-Dietz syndrome; aberrant right subclavian artery; congenital heart disease

DOI: 10.1177/2150135116656979

Featured on the Cover Page of the Sept 2016 issue of WJPCHS.

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