Aortopathy following the correction of tetralogy of Fallot


Alpat S. , YILMAZ M. , PEKER R. O. , YILMAZ M.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.24, no.2, pp.360-362, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.11996
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-362

Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most common forms of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Thanks to the evolution of surgical concepts and improved intra- and postoperative management strategies, its 30-year survival rate is 90%. However, once the number of these patients has grown, clinicians can face with new challenges. Pulmonary valve regurgitation is the most common long-term complication which eventually requires surgery. Although aortic valve and ascending aorta is mostly overlooked, aortic root dilatation and associated aortic valve regurgitation are rare, but major long-term complications. There are no guidelines or clear evidence-based approaches; only sporadic case series exist in the literature. Herein, we report a 31-year-old male case who was incidentally diagnosed with aortic root dilatation 23 years after total surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot.