Bilateral axillary artery inflow in the treatment of a rare case of pseudocoartaction of the aortic arch

Alessandro Mazzola, Renato Gregorini, Guglielmo De Curtis, Marco Ciocca

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Abstract

The axillary artery is the preferred site for arterial cannulation in operations for ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement in order to reduce perfusion-related morbidity in acute dissection and to prevent cerebral embolism in atherosclerotic aneurysm. We present the case of a patient with a chronic dissection presenting as pseudocoartaction of the aortic arch in which bilateral axillary artery inflow was necessary to perfuse both ascending and descending aorta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-653
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Axillary artery
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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