Three-channeled aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome.

  title={Three-channeled aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome.},
  author={Makoto Ando and Yutaka Okita and Osamu Tagusari and Tetsuro Morota and Soichiro Kitamura},
  journal={Cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={8 2},
Among the various types of aortic dissection, three-channeled aortic dissection, in which two adjacent false lumens are present, is rarely observed. The authors surgically treated 20 Marfan syndrome patients with this type of dissection, who accounted for 29.4% of 68 patients with aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome and who were surgically treated in the authors' institution prior to July 1999. Patient age ranged from 24 to 51 years (mean of 40 years). The male:female ratio was 13:7. Valved… CONTINUE READING