Gas Gangrene Complicating Aortic Dissection: Report of a Case

Manakavalan J.S. Prabhakar, Marshall E. Redding, Constantine E. Anagnostopoulos, C. Frederick Kittle

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Gas gangrene is an unreported fatal complication of aortic dissection and dissecting aneurysm. A patient with type 1 dissection, initially controlled by pharmacologic management, developed gas gangrene of the left gluteal area on the fourth postadmission day. This may have been due to left iliac artery occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-97
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1971
Externally publishedYes


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