[Rupture of a dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta 10 years after therapy of coarctation. Apropos of a case of a 10-year-old girl].

@article{Laborde1983RuptureOA,
  title={[Rupture of a dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta 10 years after therapy of coarctation. Apropos of a case of a 10-year-old girl].},
  author={François Laborde and Olivier Michel Bical and G G Lemoine and Jacques Neveux},
  journal={La semaine des hopitaux : organe fonde par l'Association d'enseignement medical des hopitaux de Paris},
  year={1983},
  volume={59 42},
  pages={2937-8}
}
This is a rare but life-threatening association. After surgical repair of a coarctation, delayed aneurysm of the ascending aorta may occur, with dissection in some instances. The case we report exemplifies this possibility. Surgical repair is difficult. Data from the medical literature is consistent with the speculation that the aneurysm is not an acquired lesion above the coarctation but a distinct disease of the aortic wall which runs an independent course but which may be promoted by the… CONTINUE READING

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