Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Surgical treatment of aortic coarctation|
Omeje, Ikenna C.
|Keywords:||Heart defects, Congenital|
Chest -- Surgery
|Publisher:||Images in Paediatric Cardiology|
|Citation:||Images in Paediatric Cardiology. 2004, Vol.6(2), p. 18-28|
|Abstract:||Coarctation of the aorta accounts for about 8% of all congenital heart diseases. Since the first successful case of surgical treatment in 1944 by Crafoord and Nylin1 in Sweden, several surgical techniques have been employed in the treatment of this anomaly. This article reviews by illustration the various surgical options in coarctation of the aorta with emphasis on our preferred technique – the extended resection and end-to-end anastomosis. Why the extended resection technique? Our experience -and that of other institutions - has shown that this is a better option in childhood as it is associated with a lesser degree of recoarctation and subsequent need for reintervention.|
|Appears in Collections:||IPC, Volume 6, Issue 2|
IPC, Volume 6, Issue 2
Files in This Item:
|Surgical treatment of aortic coarctation.pdf||887.34 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.