One-stage surgical approach to coarctation of the aorta and ascending aortic aneurysm.

Bratislavske lekarske listy

PubMedID: 25318922

Sabol F, Mistrikova L, Kolesar A, Luczy J, Toporcer T, Beres A. One-stage surgical approach to coarctation of the aorta and ascending aortic aneurysm. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2014;115(9):593-6.
BACKGROUND
Aortic coarctation in adults is sometimes associated with concomitant cardiovascular pathologies which require intervention. The optimal operative approach for such patients remains unsettled. An extra-anatomic aortic bypass from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta via median sternotomy allows simultaneous performance of repair of complex aortic coarctation and concomitant cardiac operation.

CASE REPORT
We present herein an adult female with coarctation of the aorta combined with an ascending aortic aneurysm associated with concomitant aortic valve regurgitation. We performed a single-stage operation which consisted of Bentall's procedure and extra-anatomic bypass from the ascending to the descending aorta. The patient's postoperative period was uneventful and twelve months after the surgery she is doing well.The conclusions of our work resulted in one essential experience, namely that clinically serious, previously almost intractable conditions can be successfully resolved in unusual ways. Extra-anatomic reconstruction of aorta coarctation that for various reasons could not have been solved by resection of the affected aortic segment allowed us to achieve a structurally as well as functionally excellent outcome. Therefore, we recommend to consider this option in appropriate patients and/or incorporate it into the therapeutic armamentarium of cardiosurgical centers (Fig. 5, Ref. 11).

KEYWORDS
coarctation, aorta, bypass, congenital malformation.