An unusual type of combined aortic coarctation due to fibromuscular dysplasia Article (Web of Science)


  • AbstractA 3-year-old patient is described with an unusual form of co-arctation due to hypoplasia of the transverse arch and fibromuscular dysplasia involving a long segment of the thoracic aorta. Surgical repair required resection of the aorta from the distal transverse arch to the mid-descending thoracic aorta, and replacement with a 16-mm Dacron interposition graft. This case demonstrates the importance of preoperative evaluation of the entire aorta in the presence of co-arctation due to fibromuscular dysplasia.


publication date

  • 1999

published in

number of pages

  • 3

start page

  • 323

end page

  • 326


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