Surgical reconstruction of an ascending aortic dissection in Takayasu's arteritis.

Abstract

A 45-year-old Japanese woman with Stanford type A dissecting aortic aneurysm underwent a reconstructive operation on the ascending aorta. Histopathological diagnosis was Takayasu's arteritis in the chronic and inactive phase. It is very rare that a dissecting aortic aneurysm results from Takayasu's arteritis. Long-standing hypertension and fragility of the aortic media due to disruption of elastic fibers were suspected to cause dissection in the entire aorta in this case.

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@article{Haga1992SurgicalRO, title={Surgical reconstruction of an ascending aortic dissection in Takayasu's arteritis.}, author={Youichi Haga and Hiroshi Yoshizu and Eriya Okuda and Y Uriuda and Akiyoshi Mitsumaru and Susumu Tamai and Sachiko Tanaka}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1992}, volume={54 2}, pages={359-60} }