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Left main artery dissection as a clinical sign of the aortic rupture following aortic valve replacement for fulminant aortic endocarditis.
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PMID:  20956402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Aortic valve endocarditis with perivalvular abscess formation remains a demanding condition and the results of the surgery are not optimal. Abscess localized in the aortic basis area can weaken the aortic wall, leading to further deterioration and rupture. The presented case allows us to recommend a maximal aggressive approach in patients, in whom the aortic wall seems to be rearranged due to abscess formation. Sometimes only the resection of the abscess hole and replacement of the entire ascending aorta offers a safe therapy option.
Michal Szlapka; Dominik Joskowiak; Klaus Matschke; Sems Malte Tugtekin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Center Dresden, Fetscherstrasse 76, 01307 Dresden, Germany.
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