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Aortic pseudoaneurysm detected on external jugular venous distention following a Bentall procedure 10 years previously.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20724422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An asymptomatic 49-year-old woman was admitted for the purpose of surgery for aortic pseudoaneurysm. She had Marfan syndrome and had undergone an emergent Bentall procedure 10 years previously. About six months previously, she could palpate distended bilateral external jugular veins, which became distended only in a supine position and without any other symptoms. Enhanced computed tomography revealed an aortic pseudoaneurysm originating from a previous distal anastomosis site. During induction of general anesthesia in a supine position, bilateral external jugular venous distention was remarkable. Immediately after a successful operation, distention completely resolved. The present case emphasizes the importance of physical examination leading to a diagnosis of asymptomatic life-threatening diseases in patients with a history of previous aortic surgery.
Authors:
Naoto Fukunaga; Yu Shomura; Michihiro Nasu; Yukikatsu Okada
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  673-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, 4-6 Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0046, Japan. naotowakimachi@hotmail.co.jp
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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;11(5):675   [PMID:  20962167 ]

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