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Repeated brain infarction caused by atherosclerosis of the bovine aortic arch successfully treated with arch replacement.
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PMID:  23269049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 62-year-old man presented with repeated embolic infarction over the last 3 years. Computed tomography angiography of the aortic arch revealed that the patient had a common trunk for the innominate and left carotid arteries, the so-called bovine aortic arch, with stenosis extending to both the left common carotid artery and innominate artery. Since antiplatelet therapy was not adequate for prevention of recurrent infarction, total replacement of the aortic arch was performed. Since then, no further ischemic events have manifested. Endovascular procedures are not safe enough for atherosclerotic lesions in the aortic arch, especially in a patient with bovine aortic arch, so surgical aortic arch replacement should be considered.
Tae Yamashita; Hisaya Hiramatsu; Naoki Washiyama; Norihiko Shiiya; Hiroki Namba
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1349-8029     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  914-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine.
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