Treatment of patients with aortic dissection presenting with peripheral vascular complications.

@article{Fann1990TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of patients with aortic dissection presenting with peripheral vascular complications.},
  author={James I. Fann and George E. Sarris and Robert Scott Mitchell and Norman E. Shumway and Edward B. Stinson and Phillip E Oyer and D. C. Miller},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={212 6},
  pages={705-13}
}
The incidence of peripheral vascular complications in 272 patients with aortic dissection during a 25-year span was determined, as was outcome after a uniform, aggressive surgical approach directed at repair of the thoracic aorta. One hundred twenty-eight patients (47%) presented with acute type A dissection, 70 (26%) with chronic type A, 40 (15%) with acute type B, and 34 (12%) with chronic type B dissections. Eighty-five patients (31%) sustained one or more peripheral vascular complications… CONTINUE READING
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