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Surgical repair of severely incompetent quadricuspid truncal valve
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  • Rodrigo Sandoval Boburg,
  • Migdat Mustafi,
  • Michael Hofbeck,
  • Christian Schlensak
Rodrigo Sandoval Boburg
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
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Migdat Mustafi
Tübingen University Hospital
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Michael Hofbeck
University of Tübingen
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Christian Schlensak
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
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The surgical management of truncus arteriosus poses a constant challenge for the cardiac team treating the patient. A correct diagnosis, surgical therapy and postoperative management are crucial for the survival of the patient. Almost 30% of the patients show an abnormal number of leaflets in the truncal valve, the majority being quadricuspid valves. Additionally, around 25% of the patients show some degree of truncal valve incompetence. We demonstrate an effective way to reconstruct incompetent, quadricuspid valves with good postoperative outcome.