Aortobilateral axillary bypass to treat severe cerebral ischemia due to Takayasu's arteritis.

Cerebral ischemia resulting from four cervical arterial occlusions due to Takayasu's arteritis is a rare condition. Ascending aortounilateral/-bilateral internal carotid arterial bypass is a means for relieving it. However, postoperative reperfusion syndrome remains an unsolved severe, even fatal complication. The following case report reveals new findings… (More)