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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 April;41(2):255-8
Redo Bentall operation for the aortitis syndrome
Furukawa K., Ohteki H., Ohnishi H., Narita Y.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Saga Prefectural Hospital Koseikan, Saga, Japan
The aortitis syndrome is a chronic inflammatory arterial disease with an unknown etiology that may present as a variety of vascular lesions. The surgical treatment of aortitis syndrome is associated with many potential difficulties due to the inflammatory nature of the disease. A patient with the aortitis syndrome underwent the Bentall operation for annulo-aortic ectasia and aortic regurgitation 11 years prior to presentation. The operation was not performed during the active inflammatory phase. An anastomotic dehiscence required reoperation, which was performed with Piehler’s method. In the aortitis syndrome, the exclusion technique, Carrel patch repair of the coronary arteries and pledgeted anastomoses should be performed for aortic root reconstruction.