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Mayo Clinic – Surgical Repair Strategy for Adults with Vascular Rings – Video for Patients

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In this video, Elizabeth H. Stephens, MD, PhD presents the surgical repair strategy for adults with vascular rings, specifically right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian. This technique, developed by Drs. Alberto Pochettino and Thomas Bower, involves two stages: 1) transposition of the subclavian artery to the carotid via an incision in the neck and 2) replacement of the aortic segment containing the Kommerell’s diverticulum via a right thoracotomy. This technique is explained using diagrams and operative footage in the context of two clinical cases. Dr. Stephens is a pediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon at the Mayo clinic. For more information or to schedule an appointment https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-congenital-heart-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20355456 or call 507-255-2000.

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