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Coral reef aorta: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23518854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Coral reef aorta (CRA) is a rare form of atherosclerosis that affects the paravisceral and pararenal aorta and its branches. Patients typically present with arterial insufficiency of the bowels, kidneys and lower extremities. The current mainstay of treatment is operative, typically involving transaortic endarterectomy. Herein, we describe a 54-year-old woman with incapacitating lower extremity claudication secondary to a paravisceral coral reef atheroma treated successfully with transaortic endarterectomy via a left retroperitoneal approach. In addition, we present a complete review of modern English literature on CRA.
Aleksandra Policha; Neil Moudgill; Joshua Eisenberg; Atul Rao; Paul Dimuzio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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