Aortic arch reconstruction with pulmonary autograft patch in coarctation and interruption of the aorta

Cetin G., Tireli E., Ozkara A., Koner O., Erdem C., Soyler I., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, cilt.20, ss.167-170, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.0886-0440.2005.200363.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.167-170


The surgical management of the aortic arch pathologies is still subject to discussion. Primary end-to-end anastomosis has some complications such as bronchial compression, tension in the suture lines, and probability of recurrence. On the other hand, patch aortoplasties combined with end-to-end anastomosis carry the risk of aneurysm formation and recurrence. Considering the growth potential, pulmonary autograft patch use in aortic arch reconstructions has recently been introduced into clinical practice. In this study, we present the early findings of combined end-to-end anastomosis and pulmonary autograft patchplasty procedure in six patients. According to our experience the technique applied in this report seems to be more advantageous than other conventional approaches.