Clinical data were retrospectively reviewed to screen for patients with CoA and AAH, with AAH diagnosed according to the CHD database. Between January 2009 and December 2015, a total of 22 infants and young children with CoA and AAH underwent coarctation resection and aortoplasty
with autologous pulmonary artery patch were enrolled in this study.
A pseudoaneurysm can develop as a result of a failed anastomosis (e.g., following patch aortoplasty
or graft replacement), prosthetic infections, or erosion of a graft into the lung parenchyma.
Aortic aneurysms remain a significant source of morbidity and mortality after use of Dacron([R]) patch aortoplasty
to repair coarctation of the aorta: Results from a single center.
(11) Open surgery is typically performed by implanting an impermeable Dacron tube, which is nonmetallic, MRI safe, and not associated with artifact; or by performing aortoplasty
, which involves resection of a portion of the aortic wall (Figure 6).
During balloon aortoplasty
bulky leaflets may transiently occlude the LMCA ostium.