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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 1;26(1):167-168. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivx274.

Management of retrograde intraoperative Type A aortic dissection from descending thoracic aortic injury.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
2
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
3
Department of Radiology, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Abstract

Intraoperative Type A aortic dissection during cardiothoracic surgery is extremely rare, but the consequences can be fatal. We report 2 case summaries of retrograde intraoperative Type A aortic dissection from descending thoracic aortic injury during ascending aortic cannulation and provide a discussion on management.

KEYWORDS:

Aortic cannulation; Type A aortic dissection

PMID:
29049754
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivx274
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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