Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bentall Procedure

Q: 52 years old male is admitted to ICU with shortness of breath. The patient was discharged just one week ago after successful  Bentall procedure. What is Bentall Procedure?

Answer: Composite graft replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aorta, with re-implantation of the coronary arteries into the graft is called a Bentall procedure. This surgery is to treat combined aortic valve and ascending aorta disease. It is described almost 50 years ago.

The figure below shows before (a) and after (b)

Surgical treatment of aortic valve disease


Bentall H, De Bono A. A technique for complete replacement of the ascending aorta. Thorax 1968; 23:338.

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