Mini Bentall operation: technical considerations

  • Marco Di Eusanio
  • Mariano Cefarelli
  • Carlo Zingaro
  • Filippo Capestro
  • Sacha Marco Luciano Matteucci
  • Alessandro D’alfonso
  • Michele Danilo Pierri
  • Marco Luigi Aiello
  • Paolo Berretta
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Abstract

Bentall operation via median sternotomy has been largely shown to be safe and long-term efficacious and currently represents the “gold standard” intervention in patients presenting with aortic valve and root disease. However, over the last years, minimally invasive techniques have gained wider clinical application in cardiac surgery. In particular, minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through ministernotomy has shown excellent outcomes and becomes the first choice approach in numerous experienced centers. Based on these favorable results, ministernotomy approach has also been proposed for complex cardiac procedures such as aortic root replacement and arch surgery. Herein, we present our technique for minimally invasive Bentall operation using a ministernotomy approach.

Keywords

Aortic root surgery Minimally invasive techniques Bentall operation 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Di Eusanio
    • 1
  • Mariano Cefarelli
    • 1
  • Carlo Zingaro
    • 1
  • Filippo Capestro
    • 1
  • Sacha Marco Luciano Matteucci
    • 1
  • Alessandro D’alfonso
    • 1
  • Michele Danilo Pierri
    • 1
  • Marco Luigi Aiello
    • 1
  • Paolo Berretta
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiac Surgery Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Ospedali RiunitiPolitechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly

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