Repair of acute aortic dissection in an octogenarian with prior thoracoplasty.

Abstract

Cardiovascular surgery is challenging in patients who have previously undergone thoracoplasty because of severe chest deformity and impaired pulmonary function. We report a case of an octogenarian with prior left thoracoplasty, who successfully underwent surgical repair of an acute aortic dissection through a standard median sternotomy. We suggest that prior thoracoplasty might not necessarily be an exclusion criterion for aortic surgery in cases with adequate pulmonary function.

DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.03.103

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@article{Kurisu2012RepairOA, title={Repair of acute aortic dissection in an octogenarian with prior thoracoplasty.}, author={Kazuhiro Kurisu and Toshiro Iwai and Yuichiro Kado and Tomoyuki Ono and Yuma Motomatsu and Yoshie Ochiai}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2012}, volume={94 5}, pages={1721-2} }