Following a Bentall procedure, which comprises a composite replacement of both the aortic valve and the ascending aorta, the imaging modality of choice to depict known or suspected complications is CT angiography. An update and extension of the literature regarding complications after the Bentall procedure is provided. The wider availability of ECG-gating has allowed for a clearer depiction of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. This resulted not only in the identification of previously undetectable complications, but also in a more precise assessment of the pathophysiology and morphology of known ones, reducing the need for additional imaging modalities. Moreover, the possibility to combine positron emission tomography images with CT angiography offers new insights in case of suspected infection. Due to the complexity of the operation itself and concomitant or subsequent additional procedures, as well as the wide spectrum of underlying pathology, new scenarios with multiple complications can be expected.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20180226, hdl.handle.net/1765/113509
Journal British Journal of Radiology
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Boccalini, S, Swart, L.E, Bekkers, J.A, Nieman, K, Krestin, G.P. (Gabriel P.), Bogers, A.J.J.C, & Budde, R.P.J. (2019). Ct angiography for depiction of complications after the Bentall procedure. British Journal of Radiology (Vol. 92). doi:10.1259/bjr.20180226