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Aortic rupture after spinal correction for scoliosis in the presence of a thoracic stent graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20832233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Corrective surgery for scoliosis often results in a lengthening of the spinal column and relative change of the position of the adjacent anatomical structures such as the aorta. The extent of these anatomical changes could be affected by the presence of a rigid aortic stent graft in the descending thoracic aorta. We present a case of aortic rupture after spinal correction for scoliosis in a 56-year-old female with a thoracic aortic stent graft. Extensive elongation of the aorta with concentration of the stress forces at the lower margin of the stent graft resulted in a weakening of the aortic wall and subsequent rupture.
Kevin Mani; Matti Rantatalo; Anders Bjurholm; Stefan Thelin; Lars-Gunnar Eriksson; Anders Wanhainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  2011-04-06     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1653-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic* / pathology,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Rupture / etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / adverse effects*
Scoliosis / surgery*
Stents* / adverse effects
Stress, Mechanical

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