2022 AMI Online Salon

The Ross Inclusion Technique

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Sofia Hanabergh
  • Client: Children’s National Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Copyright: Sofia Stella Hanabergh, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Series of Figures for operative techniques
  • Primary Audience: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Fellows, and Residents

Project Description

The Ross Inclusion Technique is a modification of the Ross procedure in which the pulmonary autograft is implanted inside the aortic root to replace a diseased aortic valve. Through these surgical illustrations, this technically complex approach is broken down into the main steps with the aim to make reproductions of this operation accessible for cardiothoracic surgeons. The illustrations contain “things to be aware of” for a better surgical outcome such as watching out for the pathway of the first septal perforator branch when dissecting the pulmonary root and for the area of the conduction tissue between the right and non-coronary cusps when placing sutures. While simplified in this poster, these illustrations are accompanied by operative techniques written in further detail in future publications.