Essay Kawasaki As Meningitis

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mented in childhood period (4). Conventional CABG is usually performed in children; off-pump CABG is rarely preferred for use in pediatric patients because of the small diameter of their vessels (5).
Extracardiac vascular involvement (including that involving the aortic root and carotid artery) has been documented in children with familial hypercholesterolemia and the incidence of such involvement increases with the age of the patient. Evaluation for atherosclerosis of the aorta is not routinely performed preoperatively in children, although atheroembolism from the ascending aorta is a major etiologic factor for stroke in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Cohen et al. (6) showed that non calcified plaques are associated with a higher risk of vascular events and surgical manipulation has been reported to cause new mobile lesions in a diseased aorta (7). Soft atheromas are most likely to embolized as a result of manipulation. In our patient, the preoperatively detected atheromatous ascending aorta led us to prefer the use of off-pump CABG, because the non calcified, unstable, lipid-laden plaques were thought to have the potential to form emboli.

To prevent procedure-related neurologic complications, the possibility of diffuse and dense atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta must be kept in mind in children with familial hypercholesterolemia who undergo CABG.







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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana Teaching and Medical Research
Center, Başkent University, Adana-Turkey

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