Human aortic allograft: An excellent conduit choice for superior vena cava reconstruction

Kristyn Spera, Kenneth A. Kesler, Amjadullah Syed, Jack H. Boyd

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Superior vena cava (SVC) reconstruction is occasionally required in the treatment of benign and malignant conditions. We report a patient with symptomatic SVC obstruction secondary to mediastinal fibrosis successfully reconstructed with an aortic allograft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number16
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 15 2014



  • Allograft
  • Homograft
  • Mediastinum
  • Revascularization (superior vena cava)
  • Surgery/incisions/exposure/techniques
  • Venous disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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