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Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-366077


From May 1975 to August 1991, 90 patients (56 males and 34 females) underwent Bentall's operations or its modified technique. In our modified technique the coronary ostium is cut out like a button and anastomosed to the aortic graft and aortic grafts are not wrapped by the aortic wall. Preoperative diagnoses were AAE (25 patients, 28%), Stanford type A dissection (19, 21%), Marfan's syndrome (16, 18%), aortitis syndrome (12, 13%), AR+ascending aortic aneurysm (6, 7%), syphilitic aortitis (5, 6%), AS+ascending aortic aneurysm (3, 3%), Valsalva's sinus aneurysm (2, 2%) and other diseases (2, 2%). The hospital mortality rate was 17% (15/90) for all cases. The hospital mortality for aortic dissection (37% (7/19)) and reoperation cases (75% (3/4)) were very high. There were 10 cases of late death and the 10 year actuarial survival rate was 66.3%. Among 11 cardiovascular events which occured in the late phase, 5 were dissection at other aortic sites in the type A dissection and Marfan syndrome cases, and 3 were pseudoaneurysm formation at the site of coronary or the aortic anastomosis in the aortitis syndrome cases, and a detachment of the composite graft in the Marfan's syndrome cases. The 10-year event-free rate was 92.0% for non-specific AAE, 68.8% for aortitis syndrome, 61.9% for Marfan's syndrome and 47.3% for Stanford type A dissection. Non-specific AAE had excellent long-term results, but Marfan's syndrome and dissection had poor results. The button technique for coronary reconstruction is effective for all cases and its long term results are good, but, even with this technique, coronary pseudo-aneurysm occured in cases of aortitis syndrome.