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2020 Apr

Ann Vasc Surg


Concomitant Revascularization using Ascending Aortic Rerouting in Coral Reef Aortic Syndrome.


Tani K, Kowatari R, Kondo N, Yu Z, Fukuda I
Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Apr; 64:411.e13-411.e16.
PMID: 31669483.


Coral reef Aortic Syndrome can result in significant visceral and lower limb ischemia. We present a 72-year-old male with postprandial abdominal pain and intermittent claudication. Computed tomography demonstrated a calcified plaque occluding the thoracoabdominal aorta. Additionally, the celiac axis was stenotic and the superior mesenteric artery was completely occluded. The origin of the inferior mesenteric artery was aneurysmal. Aortic rerouting from the ascending to the infrarenal aorta was performed. The superior mesenteric artery was reconstructed with saphenous vein and the inferior mesenteric artery was divided and anastomosed directly to the aortic bypass. The procedure resulted in complete relief of the ischemic symptoms.