Incidence and pathogenesis of late aneurysms after patch graft aortoplasty for coarctation.

@article{Hehrlein1986IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and pathogenesis of late aneurysms after patch graft aortoplasty for coarctation.},
  author={Friedrich W Hehrlein and J Mulch and H. W. Rautenburg and Martin Schlepper and H H Scheld},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={226-30}
}
From 1957 to 1984 direct and indirect isthmoplasty as described by Vossschulte has been the method of choice for surgical therapy of coarctation of the aorta in our hospital. A total of 317 patients have been so treated, 54 of whom were less than 12 months old at operation. The hospital mortality in this group was 15% and the mortality in patients older than 1 year was 3%. The early results were encouraging, but during follow-up an increasing number of postoperative aneurysms have been detected… CONTINUE READING