Successful Surgical Revascularization in a Case of Mid-Aortic Syndrome

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima City Asa Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan)

Masamichi Ozawa Naomichi Uchida Hidenori Shibamura
A case of successful surgical revascularization for mid-aortic syndrome is reported, with discussion of the operative method. A 10-year-old boy with headache and vomiting was admitted to our hospital for excessive hypertension. A diagnosis of mid-aortic syndrome with severe stenosis of abdominal aorta and stenosis or occlusion of bilateral renal arteries was made. His hypertension did not respond to conservative treatment. Therefore we performed aorto-aorta bypass using a prosthetic graft and revascularization of the bilateral renal arteries. The preoperative symptoms disappeared, his blood pressure became controllable, and he was discharged on the 21st day after surgery. At present, he attends school and has a normal blood pressure without hypotensive medication.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 34: 359-364 (2005)