True aneurysmal dilatation of a valved bovine jugular vein conduit after right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction: a rare complication

Cardiol Young. 2019 Aug;29(8):1097-1098. doi: 10.1017/S1047951119001422. Epub 2019 Jul 8.


Valved bovine jugular vein conduit is considered a suitable choice for paediatric population with congenital heart defect requiring right ventricle to main pulmonary artery connection. However, complications related to the use of this device have been reported, with conduit failure occurring mainly as a consequence of stenosis, conduit thrombosis, and valve regurgitation. We present a case of aneurysmal conduit failure of a valved bovine jugular vein conduit used to reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tract.

Keywords: Rastelli procedure; aneurysm; conduit; congenital; heart.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Animals
  • Bioprosthesis
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Cattle
  • Child
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Ventricles / surgery
  • Humans
  • Jugular Veins / transplantation*
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery
  • Pulmonary Valve / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Valve / surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods