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Completion Bentall procedure for a huge aortic root pseudoaneurysm after surgery for acute aortic dissection: A case report

Hisato Ito1* Satoshi Maruyama1 Takato Yamasaki1 Saki Bessho1 Shuhei Toba1 Yu Shomura1 Motoshi Takao1
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1 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mie University Hospital, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, 514-8507, Japan
Brain & Heart 2024, 2(1), 2256
Submitted: 15 November 2023 | Accepted: 23 January 2024 | Published: 16 February 2024
© 2024 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( )

A 56-year-old man with a history of emergency ascending aortic and aortic valve replacement for acute type A aortic dissection 6 months previously developed a huge pseudoaneurysm arising from the sinus of Valsalva due to recurrent aortic root dissection. The patient urgently underwent the completion Bentall procedure with coronary artery reconstruction using interposing grafts. During surgery, the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva was repeatedly dissected and ruptured, where surgical glue was applied in the previous operation. The 25-mm REGENT mechanical valve® from the previous operation was left in place, and 2-0 bladed mattress sutures were circumferentially placed in the sewing ring of the prosthesis. A 28-mm Valsalva graft® was cut at the middle of its skirt portion, through which these sutures were passed and tied, and was seated to completely cover the valve cuff. The completion Bentall procedure is considered a feasible technique for reoperative aortic root replacement in patients with a prosthetic aortic valve following acute type A aortic dissection repair. It is important to accurately measure the outer diameter of the prosthetic valve to ensure proper fit of the graft and to minimize the risk of bleeding.

Aortic dissection
Aortic root aneurysm
Aortic valve
Sinus of Valsalva
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