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Endovascular covered stent treatment for descending aorta pseudoaneurysm following coarctation of the aorta repair in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20800541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Copyright Information:
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.
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. fari.takawira@up.ac.za
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