Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol46,No1

Open Stent Grafting for Stanford Type A Acute Aortic Dissection Originating from an Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery

Yukitoshi Shirakawa Keiwa Kin Yoshiki Watanabe
Toru Ide Junki Yokota

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka General Medical Center*, Osaka, Japan)

An aberrant right subclavian artery(ARSA)is a relatively rare congenital anomaly of arch branches, occurring in 0.5-2.0% of the population. Stanford type A acute aortic dissection involving an ARSA is rare, and is associated with difficult surgical planning in an emergency situation. We report a case of Stanford type A acute aortic dissection originating from an ARSA in a 50-year-old man. He was referred to our hospital with a chief complaint of chest and back pain. Contrast enhanced CT scan revealed type A aortic dissection involving an ARSA, with the entry located near the ARSA. Given the possible difficulty of performing distal anastomosis over the ARSA and ARSA reconstruction, total arch replacement was performed using the open stent-grafting technique. The postoperative course was uneventful, and a CT scan revealed a thrombosed false lumen and ARSA. The false lumen of the aorta next to the stent graft eventually disappeared at 1 year postoperatively. The open stent-grafting technique might be an effective alternative in the management of Stanford type A acute aortic dissection with ARSA.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 46:29-34(2017)

Keywords:open stent grafting technique;aberrant right subclavian artery;type A acute aortic dissection;emergency operation

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