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Replacement of an aortic valve cusp after neonatal endocarditis.
  1. R M Tulloh,
  2. E D Silove,
  3. L D Abrams
  1. Heart Unit, Children's Hospital, Birmingham.


    Septic arthritis developed in a neonate after an infection of her hand. Despite medical and surgical treatment endocarditis of her aortic valve developed and the resultant regurgitation required emergency surgery. At operation a new valve cusp was fashioned from preserved calf pericardium. Nine years later she was well and had full exercise tolerance with minimal aortic regurgitation.

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