A Case of Simultaneous Redo Aortic Root Replacement and Total Arch Replacement 19 Years after the Original Bentall Operation

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Maizuru Mutual Hospital, Maizuru, Japan and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Social Insurance Yamanashi Hospital, Kofu, Japan)

Hiroyuki Kamiya Keishi Ueyama Keiichi Mukai
A 50-year-old man had undergone an initial original Bentall operation 19 years previously and replacement of the descending thoracic aorta 3 years previously. Computed tomography and an angiogram revealed a distal arch aneurysm and an ascending aortic aneurysm, neither of which had been detected 3 years previously. Detached anastomosis of the distal site and both coronary ostia were confirmed in the operation. Redo aortic root replacement and total arch replacement were performed successfully. His postoperative course was excellent.@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 343-346 (2000)