Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Appearance of a localized bulge in the anterior aspect of the descending aorta after balloon angioplasty of native aortic coarctation—aneurysm or reopening of the arterial duct?

  • Omar Galal (a1), Michael Vogel (a2) and Per Bjoernstad (a1)

Summary

Balloon dilation of native aortic coarctation was performed in a three-month-old boy. Angiography immediately after dilation revealed a localized bulge on the anterior as pect of the descending aorta interpreted initially as an aneurysm. Angiography four months later, however, failed to detect this bulge. We speculate that the early aneurysmal appearance of the anterior wall of the aorta may have been caused by factors other than a tear in the aortic adventitia.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Dr. Omar Galal,Cardiovascular Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, P.O. BOX 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia. Tel. 966-1-464-7272 Ext. 2090;Fax. 966-1-42-7482.

References

Hide All
Cooper, RS, Ritter, SB, Rothe, WB, Chen, CK, Griepp, R, Golinko, RJ.Angioplasty for coarctation of the aorta: long-term results in infants. Circulation 1987; 75: 600604.
Clarkson, PM, Brandt, PW, Barrat-Boyes, BG, Rutherford, JD, Kerr, AR, Neutze, JM.Prosthetic repair of coarctation of the aorta with particular reference to Dacron onlay patch grafts and late aneurysm formation. Am J Cardiol 1985; 56: 342346.
Brandt, B, Marvin, WJ, Rose, EF, Mahoney, LT.Surgical treatment ofcoarctation of the aorta after balloon angioplasty. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1987; 94: 715719.
Cooper, SG, Sullivan, ID, Wren, C.Treatment of recoarctation: Balloon dilation angioplasty. J Am Coil Cardiol 1989; 14: 413419.
Galal, O, Qureshi, SA, Halees, Z.Reopening of the arterial duct after balloon angioplasty of native coarctation. Int J Cardiol 1990; 27: 133135.
De Lezo, JS, Sancho, M, Pan, M, Romero, M, Olivery, C, Luque, M.Angiographic follow-up after balloon angioplasty for coarctation ofthe aorta. J Am Coll Cardiol 1989; 13: 689695.
Harrison, JK, Sheikh, KH, Davidson, CJ, Kisslo, KB, Leithe, ME, Himmelstein, SI, Kanter, RJ, Bashore, TM.Balloon angioplasty of coarctation of the aorta evaluated with intravascular ultra-sound imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol 1990; 15: 906911.

Keywords

Appearance of a localized bulge in the anterior aspect of the descending aorta after balloon angioplasty of native aortic coarctation—aneurysm or reopening of the arterial duct?

  • Omar Galal (a1), Michael Vogel (a2) and Per Bjoernstad (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed