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homograft:

see transplantation, medicaltransplantation, medical,
surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, usually from another part of the body or from another individual.
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Homograft valve replacement offers the best prognosis for pregnant women in need of valve replacement.
Homografts (human valves), often used by pediatric cardiovascular surgeons for this type of reconstruction, are limited by the availability of donated human organs, particularly in small sizes.
Historically, homograft stapes and the other two ossicles have been tried in the course of performing stapedectomy.
A 22 mm aortic homograft was implanted as a full root to provide the patient with the maximum aortic outflow tract, while the adjunctive application of BioGlue Surgical Adhesive helped to prevent the intraoperative bleeding.
In patients, had undergone Ross operation in childhood the frequency of reoperation due to the homograft is reported as 12% in the first 10 years (6).
VenPro's Contegra(TM) combines many features of a homograft with the convenience of a readily available, off-the-shelf product in a range of small sizes suitable for pediatric use.
This dilemma leads many institutions world-wide to recommend aortic valve replacement using the pulmonary autograft (the Ross operation, or more appropriately the "Ross principle"), in spite of the awareness of all short-comings of this therapy (autograft dilatation, autograft dysfunction, homograft dysfunction) (3).
The new bovine jugular vein conduit combines many features of a homograft with the convenience of a readily available, off-the-shelf product in a range of small sizes suitable for pediatric use.
Due to accelerated valve deterioration during pregnancythe use of bioprostheses in women who need valvular heart surgery before pregnancy necessitate later valve replacement again and perhaps an autograft or homograft can be an alternate approach (8-20).
Candidate preference for funding will be given to children requiring homograft heart valve replacement surgery.