Transverse Aortic Arch Obstruction: When to Go from the Front

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Transverse aortic arch hypoplasia involving some or all segments of the arch (tubular hypoplasia) may exist in association with intra-cardiac anomalies of varying severity. Surgical repair of the distal transverse aortic arch and isthmus are adequately managed by an extended end-to-end coarctation repair in most infants via a left thoracotomy. The surgical management and timing of proximal aortic arch obstruction is controversial but almost always requires an approach via sternotomy using cardiopulmonary bypass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 6 2009


  • aortic arch reconstruction
  • continuous perfusion
  • re-coarctation
  • Transverse aortic arch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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