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Endovascular covered stent treatment for descending aorta pseudoaneurysm following coarctation of the aorta repair in an infant.
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PMID:  20800541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The development of a pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication following repair of a coarctation of the aorta. Surgical management of pseudoaneurysms is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We describe the successful endovascular deployment of a covered stent in a sick infant with a descending aorta pseudoaneurysm, following the repair of an aortic coarctation. We highlight the challenges we encountered. Endovascular repair is a safe palliative alternative to re-do open surgery in unstable infants with large pseudoaneurysms following aortic coarctation repair. The role of endovascular stents as the final definitive therapy will remain limited by the deployable, small-size stents in small, growing children.
Farirai F Takawira; Greenwood Sinyangwe; Rene Mooloo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
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