Aortic valve repair with autologous pericardium for traumatic aortic valve regurgitation

Atsuo Mori, Hiromitsu Takakura, Takashi Hachiya, Katsuhisa Onoguchi


We present a case of successful aortic valve repair for traumatic aortic valve regurgitation. A 26-year-old male who had a history of motor-cycle accident months prior to admission, was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment of severe aortic valve regurgitation. Intraoperative inspection revealed a tear in noncoronary cusp, with otherwise preserved valvular anatomy. Aortic valvuloplasty was successfully performed with closure using an autologous pericardium patch. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram confirmed absence of residual regurgitation.