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Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep;96(3):1066-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.12.053.

Resolution of ascending aortic dissection in a Stanford type A patient.

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  • 1Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, National University Heart Centre, National University Health System, Singapore.


We observed an unusual natural course of a Stanford type A aortic dissection. The patient presented to the emergency department with an acute aortic dissection involving an ascending aorta and left-sided hemiparesis. The patient declined surgery and was managed conservatively. A follow-up scan after 1 month revealed that the patient had a complete spontaneous resolution of the dissection in the ascending aorta. Such a development is very rare and unexpected in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection.

Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.



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