ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The single-stage extra-anatomic repair of an isolated interrupted aortic arch in an adult and a review of the literature
Murat Özeren, Barlas Aytaçoğlu, Kerem Karaca, Özden Vezir, Nehir Sucu
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.118
Interrupted aortic arch is a rare and severe congenital heart defect characterized by a complete loss of luminal and anatomic continuity between the ascending and the descending aorta. This malformation has a poor prognosis without surgical treatment. In this article, we present a 56-year-old male patient with interrupted aortic arch type A who was treated successfully with surgery, and review the literature regarding this topic.
Keywords : Adult; congenital; extra-anatomic bypass; interrupted aortic arch
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