ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Repair of Gerbode defect and aortic neocuspidization by using bovine pericardium in aortic valve endocarditis
Mehmet Ali Şahin1, Mehmet Yokuşoğlu2, Erkan Kuralay1, Özal Ertuğrul1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, A Life Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
2Department of Cardiology, A Life Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.22797
Aortic valve endocarditis may be destructive and cause an acquired Gerbode-type defect. The use of biological material in the closure of the Gerbode defect and reconstruction of the aortic valve is essential for both early and long-term survival. Herein, we present a 62-year-old male patient whose Gerbode defect was repaired with bovine pericardium. Additionally, the aortic valve was reconstructed by using bovine pericardium with Ozaki neocuspidization technique.
Keywords : Aortic valve endocarditis, bovine pericardium, Gerbode defect, Osaki technique
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