Aortic atresia and type B interrupted aortic arch: diagnosis by physiologic cerebral monitoring

Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 May;79(5):1758-60. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.11.033.


Physiologic cerebral monitoring has become an important part of our cardiovascular surgical unit. We recently encountered an unusual variant of aortic atresia that was first suggested by physiologic cerebral monitoring and required modification of our operative technique. We describe and discuss the anatomy, its translation into cerebral monitor findings, and how we modified our operative technique.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
  • Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial*