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Aneurysm of a right-sided descending aorta with a normal left-sided aortic arch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18222285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We encountered an extremely rare case of a saccular aneurysm of the descending aorta developing to the right of the spinal column with a normal left-sided aortic arch. An 80-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a saccular aneurysm of the right-sided descending aorta that had increased in diameter. Resection of the aneurysm and prosthetic graft replacement of the right-sided descending thoracic aorta were successfully performed under deep hypothermia through a right thoracotomy.
Masahiro Daimon; Hideki Ozawa; Kazuo Kurihara; Takahiro Katsumata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-28     Completed Date:  2008-03-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Follow-Up Studies
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome

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