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T-graft technique under antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic arch aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20971309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have devised a T-graft technique for selected extensive aortic arch replacement under antegrade cerebral perfusion. Under hypothermic circulatory arrest using antegrade cerebral perfusion, one graft was island-anastomosed to the supraaortic arteries. The other graft was anastomosed to the descending aorta. Proximal and distal grafts were then end-to-side anastomosed in a T-shape. During rewarming, the ascending aorta and proximal graft were anastomosed. The surgical field was good in the 6 patients included in this report. No perioperative deaths or serious complications were encountered. This procedure was effective for patients with extensive aortic arch aneurysm and relatively intact orifices of the supraaortic arteries.
Hiroshi Ohtake; Keiichi Kimura; Yoshinori Yashiki; Shohjiro Yamaguchi; Shigeyuki Tomita; Go Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2010-11-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1721-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of General & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
Brain / blood supply*
Hypothermia, Induced

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