“Wings of a Butterfly” Technique in Modified Bentall's Procedure
Many surgeons have modified the technique to reduce bleeding from anastomosis line since Bentall and De Bono introduced aortic root replacement using a composite graft. We present a new composite, butterfly wing–shaped, valve graft fixated using hand-made double sewing cuff. The “wings of a butterfly” technique is a method of reinforcement suturing between an added sewing cuff and residual aortic wall at the proximal stump and helps to reduce bleeding after the modified Bentall's procedure.
Date and Number of Institutional Review Board Approval
The study was approved by the institutional review board on December 24, 2019, and the approval number is GBIRB2019–418.
A previous version of this manuscript was put on the Authorea preprint platform for a different open review process. The manuscript itself was not formally published somewhere else.
Received: 06 September 2020
Accepted: 21 December 2020
19 February 2021 (online)
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