Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol.50, No.2

Ascending-to-Abdominal Aortic Bypass Grafting in a Case of Middle Aortic Syndrome
Daisuke Iwahashi* Yuki Ikegaya* Nao Kume*
Shoichi Tsuda* Tatsuya Nakao*

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, New Tokyo Hospital*, Matsudo, Japan)

Symptomatic aortic stenosis in adults causes complications such as secondary hypertension, heart failure, abdominal organ perfusion failure, and lower limb ischemia;therefore, medical management is difficult. Although there are reports of endovascular treatment using a catheter and surgery as treatment methods, there is no consensus on the treatment strategy. An 82-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of high blood pressure and heart failure. She underwent ascending-to-abdominal aortic bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass. Proximal anastomosis was established during cardiac arrest. We performed the anti-anatomical anastomotic procedure using a large artificial graft, which was guided directly from the posterior pericardium to the retroperitoneal cavity. Although the surgery was highly invasive, the patient exhibited a favorable outcome. We report this case because the treatment method may be useful as one of the curative treatments for middle aortic syndrome.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 50:137-141(2021)

Keywords:middle aortic syndrome(MAS);adult aortic coarctation;surgical treatment

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