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Agri. 2017 Jul;29(3):137-140. doi: 10.5505/agri.2015.94840.

Successful anesthetic management in axillo-axillary bypass surgery.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Başkent University İstanbul Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.


Axillo-axillary bypass grafting is considered the operation of choice for patients with subclavian steal syndrome. Anesthetic management of high-risk patients with coronary-subclavian steal syndrome presents safety and technical challenges. Presently described is case of chronic obstructive lung disease and coronary artery disease in a 52-year-old man who required axillo-axillary bypass surgery to treat stenosis at the origin of left subclavian artery. Successful anesthetic management was achieved for patient undergoing axillary-axillary bypass surgery using a cervical epidural technique.

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