Internal thoracic artery as main blood supply to the lower limbs. Case report

Korkut A., Cetin G., Suzer K.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.106, ss.243-245, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 106 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679883
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.243-245


A 70-year-old male patient was admitted with symptoms of unstable angina pectoris and claudication. He presented critical left main and right coronary artery disease and juxtarenal aortic occlusion at the same time. Internal thoracic artery increased in diameter with many collateral branch arteries distally. Coronary artery bypass graft operation was performed immediately. Saphenous veins were used for conduit. Internal thoracic artery was let intact to avoid any ischemic problem of the lower extremities. DSA performed postoperatively showed that the internal thoracic artery was the unique blood supply to the leg.