Sutureless aortic valve replacement for periannular abscess due to active bacterial endocarditis: a new translocation technique

Ann Thorac Surg. 1988 May;45(5):568-9. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)64539-0.


A composite valve prosthesis was prepared by direct suture of the ring prosthesis, which was separated from an intraluminal ringed graft, with a St. Jude Medical aortic valve. A new translocation method using this composite valve prosthesis was performed on a patient with aortic periannular abscess, with favorable result.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / surgery*
  • Aortic Valve*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*
  • Heart Diseases / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Thrombosis / surgery*