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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;48(1):70-3. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2015.48.1.70. Epub 2015 Feb 5.

Extra-anatomic Aortic Bypass for the Management of Mid-Aortic Syndrome Caused by Takayasu arteritis.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine.

Abstract

Lower limb ischemia caused by multiple stenosis of the thoracoabdominal aorta is one of the rare clinical manifestations of Takayasu arteritis. The optimal management of such mid-aortic syndrome related with Takayasu arteritis has not been established to date. Here we report a case of extra-anatomic aortic bypass through minimally invasive techniques to treat lower limb ischemia caused by Takayasu arteritis.

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Aorta; Bypass surgery; Takayasu arteritis

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