Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Associated with Temporal Arteritis

Mark F. Berry, Y. Joseph Woo

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Abstract

The most common predisposing factor for aortic dissection is hypertension. Dissection is also seen in primary aortic diseases, including those that involve aortic inflammation. We report a case of successful repair of an acute type A aortic dissection in a patient with a history of temporal arteritis and pathologic evidence of giant cell aortitis. The literature concerning the association of aortic dissection and temporal arteritis is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1717-1718
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume76
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

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