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Microembolization from an abdominal aortic aneurysm after thoracic aortic replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18414354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 66-year-old man with thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm suffered from microembolism in the lower extremities after total arch replacement. He presented with livedo reticularis with palpable peripheral pulses, and the serum creatinine kinase level elevated up to 7,695. The abdominal aortic aneurysm, but not the thoracic aorta, was the origin of this complication. The morphological change of thrombus in the abdominal aorta detected by ultrasonography was the key to the diagnosis. Graft replacement of the abdominal aorta finally resolved his problem.
Yasushige Shingu; Norihiko Shiiya; Takashi Sugiki; Satoru Wakasa; Kenji Matsuzaki; Takashi Kunihara; Yoshiro Matsui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-16     Completed Date:  2008-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Creatine Kinase / blood
Embolism / etiology*,  pathology
Livedo Reticularis / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Kinase

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