Surgery for acute aortic dissection concomitant with preceding axillofemoral bypass to prevent malperfusion of visceral organs and limb ischemia

T. Shimomura, H. Takemura, Y. Narita, Y. Ohara, A. Usui, Y. Ueda

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Abstract

A 52-year-old man was admitted with sudden onset of epigastralgia. Abdominal X-ray showed dilated intestine and computed tomography (CT) revealed extended type A aortic dissection. Marked abdominal distention and weak pulse of right femoral artery were recognized so malperfusion of visceral organs due to narrowing true lumen compressed by thrombosed false lumen was suggested. In the operation, right axillo-right femoral bypass was established preceding to median sternotomy. This graft was used as an arterial perfusion site of cardiopulmonary bypass, and replacement of the ascending aorta was performed under hypothermic circulatory arrest and retrograde cerebral perfusion. Sign of malperfusion of visceral organs was showed for several days after the operation but it disappeared without further intervention. Axillofemoral inflow of cardiopulmonary bypass may be effective procedure in these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume57
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 05-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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