Perspective. Reoperative Bentall: choice of conduits

  • Giuseppe Filiberto SerrainoEmail author
  • Marco Zanobini
  • Cesare Beghi
  • Daniele Maselli
  • Mohamad Bashir
  • Pasquale Mastroroberto
  • Giovanni Mariscalco
Review Article


The Bentall procedure represents the gold standard in the treatment of patients requiring aortic root replacement. The most common indications for redo Bentall are structural degeneration or graft infection. Redo aortic root replacement can be performed with low perioperative morbidity and death. The choice of the best conduit is still up for debate but is mandatory to guarantee the best and most durable option for the patient. New options are available to reduce mortality in older or fragile patients and can modify the conduit choice.


Bentall operation Root operation Conduit choice 


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Conflict of interest

Mariscalco G declares that he received support from Vascutek, an aortic prosthesis manufacturer, to attend scientific meetings. Serraino GF, Zanobini M, Beghi C, Maselli D, Bashir M, and Mastroroberto P declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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For this type of study, formal consent is not required.

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Zanobini
    • 2
  • Cesare Beghi
    • 3
  • Daniele Maselli
    • 4
  • Mohamad Bashir
    • 5
  • Pasquale Mastroroberto
    • 1
  • Giovanni Mariscalco
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of experimental and clinical medicineUniversity Magna Graecia of CatanzaroGermanetoItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Surgery DepartmentIRCCS Cardiologico MonzinoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Cardiac Surgical DepartmentInsubria University of VareseVareseItaly
  4. 4.Cardiac Surgical DepartmentS.Anna HospitalCatanzaroItaly
  5. 5.Cardiothoracic SurgeryBarts Health NHS TrustLondonUK
  6. 6.Department of Cardiovascular SciencesUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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