Indexed on: 19 Jul '20Published on: 05 Aug '19Published in: Surgical Case Reports
Florida sleeve technique was reported by Hess et al. as a new technique of valve sparing aortic root replacement without the requirement of entire aortic root wall resection and coronary artery reconstruction. We present a rare case of an unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva that was successfully treated with resection of the aneurysm and the Florida sleeve technique.A 72-year-old man was admitted for the treatment of an unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva. Computed tomography showed an aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva measuring > 40 mm and protruding into the right ventricular outflow tract. The aneurysm dilated up to 5 mm per year, and the left sinus of Valsalva and non-coronary sinus of Valsalva also showed dilation, and he underwent resection of only the right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and valve sparing aortic root replacement with the Florida sleeve technique.We performed valve-sparing aortic root replacement with the Florida sleeve technique. It could reduce surgical risks and prevent a dilatation of the residual sinus of Valsalva through coverage with a graft for a long term.