Homograft root replacement for juvenile rheumatoid aortic valve incompetence

Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Feb;53(2):330-1. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(92)91344-9.


We report a case of severe, crippling juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and aortic insufficiency in a young woman. Homograft replacement of the aortic root offered both long-term durability and the freedom from thromboembolism that her systemic illness required.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Valve / surgery*
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / complications*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / surgery
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease / surgery*