A New Surgical Approach for Aortic Root Aneurysm and Small Aortic Annulus

Bentall with Aortic Root Enlargement

  • Mehmet Kaplan Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Anil Karaagac Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mehmet Inanc Yesilkaya Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Yusuf Kagan Pocan Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hakki Aydogan Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Small aortic annulus, aortic root aneurysm, Bentall procedure, aortic root enlargement

Abstract

Reconstruction of the aortic root in patients with aortic root aneurysm and small aortic annulus is an intricate surgical procedure. Here, we describe our technique performed in 2 patients, that involved aortic root enlargement with grafting in conjunction with annular implantation of the composite graft with a prosthetic mechanical valve, which allowed us to avoid incompatibility. This novel method offers an alternative combined surgical approach for patients with small aortic annulus and aortic root aneurysm that preserves the structure of the valved conduit at the level of the aortic annulus.

Author Biography

Mehmet Kaplan, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Published
2020-03-24
How to Cite
Kaplan, M., Karaagac, A., Yesilkaya, M. I., Pocan, Y. K., & Aydogan, H. (2020). A New Surgical Approach for Aortic Root Aneurysm and Small Aortic Annulus: Bentall with Aortic Root Enlargement. The Heart Surgery Forum, 23(2), E171-E173. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2883
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