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J Card Surg. 2013 Nov;28(6):645-7. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12173. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Ventral aorta repair for retroesophageal circumflex aortic arch in an adult.

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  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


We present the surgical management of an adult patient with circumflex aortic arch (CAA). We performed a ventral aorta repair with transposition of the left subclavian artery (LSCA) and resection of the arch. The usefulness of sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass in the management of these patients is described.

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