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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7941051, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7941051
Case Report

Thoracic Stent Graft Implantation for Aortic Coarctation with Patent Ductus Arteriosus via Retroperitoneal Iliac Approach in the Presence of Small Sized Femoral Artery

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cumhuriyet University, 58140 Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, Cumhuriyet University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, 58140 Sivas, Turkey

Received 2 December 2015; Revised 31 March 2016; Accepted 14 April 2016

Academic Editor: Christopher S. Snyder

Copyright © 2016 Ozge Korkmaz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Endovascular stent graft implantation is a favorable method for complex aortic coarctation accompanied by patent ductus arteriosus. Herein, an 18-year-old woman with complex aortic coarctation and patent ductus arteriosus was successfully treated by endovascular thoracic stent graft via retroperitoneal approach. The reason for retroperitoneal iliac approach was small sized common femoral arteries which were not suitable for stent graft passage. This case is the first aortic coarctation plus patent ductus arteriosus case described in the literature which is treated by endovascular thoracic stent graft via retroperitoneal approach.