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Chirurgia 2014 August;27(4):229-31

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Aortic valve replacement for aortic insufficiency induced by infectious endocarditis in a patient with Osler-Rendu-Weber Syndrome: a case report and literature review

Umeda Y., Ogura H., Mori Y., Takiya H.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gifu Prefectural General Medical Center, Gifu, Japan


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Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome (O-R-W Syndrome) is an uncommon disease characterized by abnormal telangiectasias and arteriovenous malformations that cause recurrent bleeding. Here, we present the 10th case of O-R-W syndrome underwent cardiac surgery. A 70 year-old woman with O-R-W syndrome was referred to our department for aortic insufficiency induced by infectious endocarditis. She underwent the aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis. The postoperative course was satisfactorily. We reviewed ten cases of O-R-W syndrome underwent cardiac surgery in the literature.

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