Stent dilatation of atretic aortic coarctation in an adult
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Patients with functional aortic interruption of the descending thoracic aorta at the isthmus due to severe coarctation of aorta (CoA) and atresia are extremely rare and seldom attain advance age . Coarctation of the aorta accounts for 5 to 10 % of all congenital cardiovascular malformations. The available treatment modalities include surgery, balloon angioplasty and endovascular stenting. However, management strategies are debatable due to limited and variable long-term outcomes. We report an adult male with severe CoA of proximal descending aortic segment associated with atretic lumen, which underwent successful percutaneous reconstruction using a covered stent and required re-intervention later....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4717556/
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