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A modified Bentall procedure in a patient with a displaced left coronary ostium.

Research paper by Takashi T Miura, Kazuyoshi K Tanigawa, Seiji S Matsukuma, Shogou S Yokose, Koji K Hashizume, Kiyoyuki K Eishi

Indexed on: 04 Apr '15Published on: 04 Apr '15Published in: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery



Abstract

We encountered a 63-year-old female in whom the left coronary ostium was located close to the commissure between the right and left coronary cusps, and performed aortic root replacement leaving the left coronary artery and surrounding the sinus of Valsalva. The sinus of Valsalva, prosthetic valve cuff, and prosthetic vessel were sutured together when the region other than the left coronary artery-containing sinus of Valsalva was sutured. The hemostatic effect of our procedure, which is for cases in which preparation of a coronary button is difficult, was favorable and antegrade coronary arterial blood flow could be maintained.