Combined Ascending-Abdominal Aortic Bypass and Aortic Valve Replacement for Residual Aortic Coarctation

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe Children’s Hospital, Kobe, Japan)

Tasuku Kadowaki Yoshihiro Oshima Ayako Maruo
Tomomi Hasegawa Hironori Matsuhisa Rei Noda
Extra-anatomical aortic bypass through median sternotomy for aortic recoarctation allows concomitant repair of associated cardiac defects while avoiding potential complications of anatomic repair, including hemorrhage, bleeding from adhesions, nerve damage and spinal cord ischemia. We describe here the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with aortic regurgitation and aortic recoarctation after two previous anatomic repairs with a prosthetic graft through thoracotomies. Ascending-abdominal aortic bypass and aortic valve replacement(AVR)were performed concomitantly through a median sternotomy. Extra-anatomical aortic bypass through a median sternotomy is useful for aortic recoarctation. Careful observation is required for younger patients.
   Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 43:1-4(2014)

Keywords:residual coarctation;extra-anatomical bypass;ascending-abdominal aorta bypass;aortic valve replacement