A twelve years old female patient presented with headache off and on and disparity between upper and lower limb pressures. On the basis of history, physical examination and magnetic resonance angiography, the patient was diagnosed as mid aortic syndrome and planned for elective aorto aortic bypass graft surgery through left thoracotomy. Double lumen endotracheal tube was placed for lung isolation and episodes of hypertension during proximal and distal cross clamp were controlled with sodium nitropruside infusion (SNP). Extra pleural catheter was put in at the end of surgery before chest wall closure for postoperative pain control. Both upper and lower limb pressures were monitored in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) and over a period of twenty four hours, gradient gradually reduced to 10 mm Hg.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
(2007). Mid aortic syndrome correction: anaesthetic considerations and management. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 57(11), 563-565.
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