A Case of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Renovascular Hypertension with Ipsilateral Kidney Associated with Takayasu's Disease

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan)

Yuji Hanafusa Yutaka Okita Motomi Ando
Osamu Tagusari Kenji Minatoya Ritsu Matsukawa
Soichiro Kitamura
A 71-year-old woman who had Takayasu's disease underwent Y-grafting, bypass grafting between the abdominal aorta and left renal artery with 8mm ePTFE graft and right nephrectomy for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and renovascular hypertension (RVH). Four years after the first operation, the bypass graft became occluded and hypertension was exacerbated. Magnetic resonance angiography revealed that the left renal artery was supplied by the collateral arteries. We performed replacement of the thoracoabdominal aorta and reconstruction of the left renal artery using the saphenous vein. Postoperatively serum creatinine level decreased and hypertension was controllable. She was discharged from the hospital and has been well for three years.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 30F157-160 (2001)