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Acute aortic dissection associated with cystic medial necrosis of unknown etiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22687361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 61-year-old man without a Marfan-like phenotype was admitted to the hospital because of acute Stanford type A aortic dissection. The patient underwent surgical repair with total arch replacement. Histological examination of the excised aorta showed a connective tissue abnormality, which could have contributed to the development of aortic dissection. The cause of the connective tissue abnormality could not be determined through physical examination. Recently, however, many novel gene mutations have been found to be related to aortic diseases that do not always produce physical signs and symptoms. In this case, unknown causes of connective tissue abnormalities might be existed.
Authors:
Koichi Akutsu; Masashi Kawamoto; Naoki Sato; Takeshi Yamamoto; Koichi Tamura; Kyoichi Mizuno; Keiji Tanaka
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Nihon Medical School = Nihon Ika Daigaku zasshi     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1347-3409     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nihon Med Sch     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935589     Medline TA:  J Nihon Med Sch     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Intensive and Cardiac Care Unit, Nippon Medical School Hospital.
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