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End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation

Posted On: 04-22-2015
End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation

What is End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation?

During end to end anastomosis for aortic coarctation, the narrowed part of the descended aorta is excised and new ends are relegated. A thoracoscopy or left thoracotomy is performed in order to access the aorta.

Also Known As:

  • Aortic coarctation resection
  • Aortic coarctation surgery
  • Surgery for coarctation of the aorta
  • Aorta surgery

Conditions Treated with End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation:

End to end anastomosis for aortic coarctation is utilized in cases of aortic narrowing.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to end to end anastomosis for aortic coarctation. Balloon angioplasty, bypass graft repair, left subclavian flap angioplasty and patch aortoplasty are surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation:

End to end anastomosis for aortic coarctation is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation:

Possible risks following end to end anastomosis for aortic coarctation include infection, bleeding, high blood pressure, spinal cord damage, recurrent aortic coarctation and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.

Prognosis after End to End Anastomosis for Aortic Coarctation:

The prognosis for a positive end result following end to end anastomosis for aortic coarctation is good.

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