The procurement of homograft
valves is done from beating heart donors in an operating theatre and nonbeating heart donors from a clean mortuary usually before the postmortem.
Boething et al14 had similar results and reported no surgical reintervention at 4 years for Contegra, whereas 20% homografts
needed replacement over the same period.
Medtronic explains the Contegra conduit combines many features of a homograft
with the convenience of a readily available product in a range of small sizes particularly suitable for pediatric use.
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The unavailability of homografts
has led to a rising demand for conduits for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction surgery.
In general, most authors recommend porcine xenografts and homografts
for the reconstruction of a competent pulmonary valve, that the late deterioration and re-operations are the rule (10).
of human aortas were soon replaced by synthetic grafts, first of nylon, then of Goretex and Dacron.
The use of homografts
in ossiculoplasty has been well documented in the literature.
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