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Latent congenital defect: interrupted aortic arch in an adult--case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20484068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is rare congenital cardiac defect defined as a complete loss of luminal and anatomical continuity between ascending and descending segments of the aorta. Usually it is detected in the perinatal period or during the first hours or days of infancy. If not treated surgically, it usually is lethal. Nevertheless, diagnosis can be made in adults but is a very rare entity. Extremely few cases in adults are reported in the pertinent medical literature. We present an asymptomatic 62-year-old patient who was found to have IAA after examination for hypertension. The patient underwent a successful anatomical repair, with an uneventful postoperative course, and follow-up examinations reveal regression of hypertension and excellent health condition.
Timothy Sakellaridis; Mihalis Argiriou; Victor Panagiotakopoulos; Athanasios Krassas; Orestis Argiriou; Christos Charitos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-14     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Cardiac Surgery Department, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery
Aortography / methods
Blood Pressure
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery
Hypertension / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Incidental Findings
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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