Bicarotid aortic bypass (bypass of the aorta to the two jugular veins), rare in the world, has been successfully performed on the patient who was diagnosed with bilateral carotid artery stenosis (occlusion of both jugular veins) in the cardiovascular surgery clinic of our teaching medical hospital.

The patient named Sawsan MONSOUR, who complained of dizziness and fainting from Takayasu arthritis, a rheumatic disease, at Istanbul Atlas University Medical Hospital, was the founding rector of our university and chief from the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Prof. Dr. Under the direction of Batuhan Özay, Dr. Süleyman Tanrıverdi and Dr. She regained her health after successful surgery performed with lecturer Zeki Kılıç.

Dr. Tanrıverdi: “Takayaş disease, autoimmune vasculitis is a disease that causes vasculitis-induced obstruction in the vascular wall of major arteries and branches of the body, especially the heart. We detected an occlusion in both of our patient’s carotid arteries. Monsour’s sternum was opened and the aortic carotid artery graft (bypass from the aorta to the jugular vein with an artificial vein) was performed. He recovered and was released within a week.

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