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Traumatic aortic dissection in a boy with loeys-dietz syndrome.
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PMID:  21958811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 9-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department for interscapular chest discomfort. Bidimensional echocardiography revealed a severe aortic root and sino-tubular junction dilatation with a suspicion of intimal flap at the aortic isthmus and a pseudo-aneurysm which was confirmed by a computerized tomography scan. The patient was immediately transferred to the operating room for an emergent replacement of the aortic isthmus. His recovery after surgery was uneventful, and he was discharged home 12 days later on beta blockers and angiotensin II receptor antagonist. A genetic recognition confirmed the diagnosis of Loeys-Dietz syndrome type I.
Vladimiro L Vida; Massimo A Padalino; Raffaella Motta; Matteo Micciolo; Alessia Cerutti; Ornella Milanesi; Giovanni Stellin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-09-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1520-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Unit, Radiology Unit, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
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