Bentall procedure is a complex surgical procedure that involves the replacement of the aortic valve, ascending aorta, and aortic root with a prosthetic valve conduit. This procedure commonly treats patients with aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, or aortic valve disease.
The Bentall procedure was first introduced in 1968 by Dr. Hugh Bentall and has since become a widely accepted surgical technique for treating aortic disorders. In this procedure, the patient’s aortic valve and aortic root are replaced with a prosthetic conduit made of synthetic materials such as Dacron. The coronary arteries are then reimplanted into the new graft to ensure proper blood flow to the myocardium.
The images show the complete prosthesis – notably a mechanical aortic valve and its sewing ring embedded within the Valsalva graft where the right and left coronary arteries are reimplanted.