Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No4

Two Cases of Graft Replacement of the Infrarenal Abdominal Aorta for Shaggy Aorta Syndrome

Yuki Ikeno Akitoshi Yamada Kunio Gan
Tatsuro Asada

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitaharima Medical Center, Kobe Japan)

The optimal strategy for shaggy aorta syndrome has not been established, however, several case reports are published with the increase of the aged population. We report two men with shaggy aorta syndrome. The one was 75 years old with acute limb ischemia at the left popliteal artery due to the macroembolism from infrarenal Shaggy Aorta. The other was 76 years old with kidney dialysis, who had suffered from blue toe syndrome due to microembolism from the mobile plaque adhering to the infrarenal aortic wall. We successfully performed graft replacement of the abdominal aorta in order to prevent the recurrence of atheromatous embolization from the Shaggy Aorta. They have been free from any embolic event for the last 1 year. The ultrasonogram was useful for preoperative diagnosis and intraoperative management.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:212-216(2015)

Keywords:Shaggy Aorta Syndrome;abdominal aortic replacement;aortic ultrasonography

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