A Case of Surgical Treatment for Aortic Root Dissection after Full Aortic Root Replacement with Stentless Aortic Valve

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, IMS Katsushika Heart Center, Tokyo, Japan)

Nobuaki Suzuki Tadaaki Koyama Katsuhiro Hosoyama
Yoshinori Nakahara Yuusuke Tsukioka Takuya Miyazaki
Ken Furuhata Tomohiro Iwakura Takeyuki Kanemura
Shigehiko Yoshida
A 84-year-old woman underwent aortic root replacement with stentless bioprosthesis and coronary artery bypass grafting. Four years later, she presented with dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed aortic regurgitation, dilation and dissection of the sinus of Valsalva. A Bentall operation was performed by using prosthetic graft and bioprosthetic valve. Intimal tear caused the aortic wall dissection and aneurysm of the Freestyle valve.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 41:185-187(2012)

Keywords:stentless aortic valve, dissecting aortic aneurysm, Bentall operation