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Late results of patch repair of coarctation of the aorta in adults using autogenous arterial wall.
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PMID:  9354530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Interposition grafting or patch repair of adult coarctations of the aorta are the standard methods of surgical treatment. Both involve use of prosthetic material, and patch repair using prosthetic material may lead to aneurysm formation in the long term. METHODS: Four patients aged 17 to 29 years had been investigated for systemic hypertension and had coarctation of the aorta diagnosed on cardiac catheterization. Between March and November 1984, all 4 underwent a corrective operation. The lesions were widely incised and a broad patch of ipsilateral mammary or Abbott's artery was fashioned across the narrowing. The arteries had been enlarged in diameter because of prolonged exposure to high blood pressure as collateral vessels, although none was intrinsically diseased. RESULTS: After 12 years of follow-up, only 1 patient remains on antihypertensive therapy. Spiral computed tomographic reconstructions revealed only very mild residual stenosis in 1 patient, confirmed by subsequent aortography. CONCLUSIONS: In adult patients with coarctation of the aorta, the use of the enlarged internal mammary artery as a patch graft is a simple, quick procedure, which may give lasting relief of obstruction. Spiral computed tomographic scanning is an ideal noninvasive method of follow-up.
W A Owens; M J Tolan; J Cleland
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-13     Completed Date:  1997-11-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1072-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation / surgery*
Arteries / transplantation
Follow-Up Studies
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*

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