Safe Technique of Coronary Button Preparation in Redo Bentall Operation
The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
We introduce a technique of coronary button reconstruction in performing a redo Bentall procedure. A coronary button is prepared leaving a 3 to 4 mm rim of old Dacron graft surrounding the previous button. The Dacron rim may be sewn to the new aortic root graft directly or via an interposed 8- or 10-mm graft, using a modified Cabrol technique. If the button is comprised of good tissue and can be well-mobilized, it is removed from the Dacron rim and anastomosed directly to the new Dacron graft.
Ohira, S., Malekan, R., Kai, M., & Spielvogel, D. (2022). Safe Technique of Coronary Button Preparation in Redo Bentall Operation. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 70 (8), 684-686. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-1744263