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Surg Today. 1994;24(10):929-32.

The surgical treatment of aortic dissection in a patient with Turner's syndrome: report of a case.

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Second Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical College, Japan.


We report herein the successful surgical management of a 42-year-old patient with Turner's syndrome (TS) complicated by Stanford type B aortic dissection. The patient had a single entry in the proximal descending aorta with dissection extending from the entry point to the abdominal aorto-left iliac bifurcation. A patch plasty using felt reinforcement was performed through a left 4th intercostal space thoracotomy. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she has been well during the 3 years since her operation. There have been only nine reports of patients with TS complicated by aortic dissection for whom operations were performed; however, the details of surgical treatment have not been well documented. This paper reports the course of aortic dissection and the surgical methods employed in the treatment of our patient.

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