ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
In a case with the calcified aortic stenosis and poststenotic dilatation; a simple aortotomy closure technique: Shawl Lapel Aortoplasty
Haluk AKBAŞ, Haldun TEKİNALP, Cenk İNDELEN, R. Ahmet TURGUT, Mete ALP
Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Kocaeli
The thin-walled poststenotic dilatation in the case of excessively calcified and stenotic aortic valve might be the important technical problem during the operation.

We performed simply shawl technique that reduces the cross-sectional diameter of the ascending aorta toward a normal radius without the use of substantial prosthetic material in a case of our patients.

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