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Plaster technique for filling up a future entry at the suture hole in type A aortic dissection
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  • Shinichi Ishida,
  • Masato Mutsuga,
  • Takashi Fujita,
  • Kei Yagami
Shinichi Ishida
Gifu Kenritsu Tajimi Byoin
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Masato Mutsuga
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Faculty of Medicine
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Takashi Fujita
Gifu Kenritsu Tajimi Byoin
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Kei Yagami
Gifu Kenritsu Tajimi Byoin
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Abstract

Although the surgical technique for acute type A aortic dissection markedly improved in the last decade, perioperative mortality and morbidity rates remain dramatically high. Therefore, we introduce the novel “plaster technique” using the single interrupted suture with a felt and plastering the minimum dose of BioGlue® (Cryolife Inc., Kennesaw, GA, USA) into the suture hole in this report. We found that the plaster technique using a felt pledget and minimum dose of BioGlue is effective for fragile aortic walls, as in patients undergoing acute aortic dissection and is a simple, safe, and durable technique to strengthen the suture line.