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Hypoplasia of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta: a report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12368748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypoplasia of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, referred to as atypical, elongated, or diffuse coarctation, is an exceedingly rare cardiovascular anomaly. Congenital, acquired, inflammatory, and infectious etiologies have been described. Symptoms typically occur within the first three decades of life and include hypertension, lower extremity claudication, and mesenteric ischemia. The condition is considered a life-threatening emergency as a result of the complications associated with severe hypertension. Diagnosis is best made with angiography. Surgical bypass grafting is the optimal method of treatment and must be tailored depending on the distribution of disease. We report two cases of diffuse hypoplasia involving the thoracic and abdominal aorta treated with thoracic aorta to abdominal aorta bypass.
Thomas T Terramani; Ali Salim; Douglas B Hood; Vincent L Rowe; Fred A Weaver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-07     Completed Date:  2002-11-04     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  844-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / radiography*,  surgery
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography*,  surgery
Aortic Coarctation / radiography*,  surgery

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