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False aneurysm due to suture loosening after aortic arch replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12538285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of false aneurysm due to loosening of the anastomotic sutures 5 years after graft replacement for subacute type A aortic dissection. Leakage from the graft was controlled by tightening the suture slack indicating that suture loosening was the cause of the aneurysm. The mechanism was probably the progressive thinning of the edematous swollen aortic wall over the years causing the sutures to loosen.
Keita Tanaka; Haruo Makuuchi; Yoshihiro Naruse; Toshiya Kobayashi; Ichiro Hayashi; Takehiko Takayama; Yusuke Namifusa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0218-4923     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-22     Completed Date:  2003-05-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / adverse effects*
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  surgery*
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects
Postoperative Complications*
Suture Techniques / adverse effects*
Sutures / adverse effects*

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