Femoral artery perfusion for cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with aortoiliac artery obstruction

Ann Thorac Surg. 1987 Apr;43(4):437-9. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)62828-7.


A patient with type I aortic dissection, ascending aortic aneurysm, and infrarenal aortic occlusion was managed by inserting an infrarenal bifurcation graft and using one limb as arterial access for cardiopulmonary bypass. Following ascending aorta and aortic arch repair, the aorto-bi-common femoral artery bypass was completed. In patients with severe aortoiliac occlusive disease, graft replacement can provide access for both cardiopulmonary bypass and intraaortic balloon pump insertion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aorta, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
  • Aortic Diseases*
  • Aortic Dissection / surgery
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases*
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass / methods*
  • Femoral Artery*
  • Humans
  • Iliac Artery*
  • Male