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Aneurysms in the ascending aorta adherent to the sternum after cardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10935329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sternotomy in a patient with an aneurysm in the ascending aorta adherent to the sternum after cardiac surgery can result in fatal hemorrhage or brain damage unless the distal ascending aorta can be identified and secured immediately. A left anterolateral thoracotomy was used in three patients with adherent aneurysms. The distal ascending aorta was isolated, and dissection was performed between the aneurysm and the sternum. There was no complication. This method was safe, and blood loss was minimized.
H Osawa; K Tsuchiya; H Furukawa; H Saito; Y Kabuto; Y Iida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-17     Completed Date:  2000-10-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Surgery, Yamanashi Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / pathology*,  surgery*
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Sternum / pathology*
Thoracotomy / methods*
Tissue Adhesions

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