Carlo G Massimo

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Aortic disease frequently requires extended and multiple resections. Occasionally, resection of the entire aorta may be indicated. At our Institution, from 1982 to 1994, 34 patients were operated upon for extended and total simultaneous aortic replacement. In seven patients, the aorta was replaced from valve to bifurcation; in 27, the aortic valve was(More)
Fifty-four patients with acute type A aortic dissection were surgically treated with extended aortic resection. The age of the patients ranged from 22 to 75 years, and all of them were in very critical condition. In 50 patients, the resection extended from the aortic valve (included in 33) to the beginning of the descending thoracic aorta and in 4, from the(More)
Simultaneous total aortic replacement, including the arch and extending to bifurcation, has been performed in six cases at our institution. The cases presented were (1) acute dissection, including the intimal tear in the arch (one case); (2) chronic Type-I dissection, with both visceral and inferior limb ischemia (three cases); and (3) multiple aneurysms(More)
Current surgery to treat acute type A aortic dissection involving an intimal tear in the ascending aorta consists of resection and replacement, but mortality is high. We report the case of a 46-year-old female patient with Marfan syndrome who presented with excruciating retrosternal pain and breathing distress after a bowel movement with stress. Magnetic(More)
From June 1985 to December 1991, 21 patients (12 men and 9 women; mean age, 60 years) underwent total simultaneous aortic replacement that extended from the valve to the bifurcation. The causes of the diseased aorta were: medial degeneration with total aortic dilatation or multiple aneurysms (n = 7) and either acute (n = 4) or chronic (n = 10) dissection.(More)
In two cases which needed a revascularization of the inferior limbs, it was possible to utilize the subrenal aorta (the first case was affected by an infrarenal aortic occlusion; the second by an infection of a previously inserted aortofemoral graft), the AA. elected to perform a bypass with a dacron graft between the ascending aorta and femoral arteries(More)
Successful treatment of a case of gastroduodenal necrosis caused by the massive ingestion of muriatic acid is described. Total gastrectomy and resection of the duodenum and head of the pancreas were followed by oesophagocolonjejunoplasty. It is suggested that surgery should be as radical and as early as possible in cases where strong acids have been(More)