Axillo-Iliac Bypass in a Child with Relative Graft Stenosis Following Reconstructive Repair of Interrupted Aortic Arch Type A

(Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba Cardiovascular Center, Ichihara, Japan)

Seiichi Yamaguchi Hirokazu Murayama Naoki Hayashida
Kozo Matsuo Atsushi Hata Soichi Asano
Hiroyuki Watanabe Yasutsugu Nakagawa Katsuhiko Tatsuno
A 12-year-old girl had relative graft stenosis following the reconstruction of type A interrupted aortic arch. At 25 days after birth she underwent ascending aorta-descending aorta bypass with a 7mm knitted Dacron graft, ligation of the patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary artery banding. She had patch closure of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) as well at 20 months of age. At age 12 catheterization was carried out, because she had headache and dizziness on exertion. The pressure of the ascending aorta was 163/79mmHg and the pressure gradient between the ascending and the descending aorta was 65mmHg. Aortography revealed severe stenosis of the graft, which might have occurred according to her growth. An extra-anatomic bypass was placed between the right axillary and the right common iliac artery through the intrapleural and preperitoneal route with a 10mm Dacron graft. Six months later, the blood pressure was 108/63mmHg in the upper extremities, the pressure gradient between the upper and lower extremities was reduced to 18mmHg, and headache and dizziness had disappeared.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 187-190 (2000)