A 22 year old female with valvular heart disease, moderate mitral valve insufficiency, moderate aortic insufficiency, extensive aneurysmal dilatation of the entire ascending aorta and arch, and segmental dilatation of descending aorta underwent entire anterior aortic replacement. We performed aortic root and valve replacement with a composite graft, followed by coronary artery reimplantation using the Bentall and De Bono technique. Simultaneously, we carried out a graft replacement of the transverse arch and descending aortic aneurysms with a woven Dacron graft using the Elephant Trunk technique. The goal of this surgery was to correct or optimally treat the multiple sites of aortic disease. To the best of our knowledge, there is no reported case from Pakistan with extensive aortic grafting from root to descending aorta using the Bentall and Elephant Trunk technique simultaneously.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2011). Sub total aortic replacement using simultaneous Bentall and elephant trunk procedure. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 61(8), 812-4.
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