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Author Unnikrishnan, M. ♦ Theodore, S. ♦ Peter, A. M. ♦ Neema, P. K.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Abstract Balloon angioplasty is universally accepted presently as the primary therapeutic strategy for recoarctation following surgery during infancy and early childhood. This report concerns a 26-year-old lady with cephalobrachial hypertension on beta-blocker who presented with Left sided chest pain since 3 months, having undergone surgery for coarctation in early childhood and balloon angioplasty at 17 years of age. Chest X-ray showed prominent aortic knuckle. CT scan chest showed features of residual coarctation with 'double-barrelled' upper thoracic aorta of 5 cm diameter. Surgery consisted of interposition graft repair of distal arch and upper thoracic aorta under total circulatory arrest through posterolateral thoracotomy leading to excellent recovery. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 3
Page Count 3
Starting Page 520
Ending Page 522