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Traumatic rupture of a descending thoracic aortic homograft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16039236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
My colleagues and I report an unusual case of traumatic aortic injury in an 18-year-old woman who had undergone multiple prior surgical procedures for repair of a type B interrupted aortic arch. Her most recent procedure included replacement of the proximal descending thoracic aorta with a 19-mm homograft at age 11 years. Seven years later, she was involved in a motor vehicle collision after a syncopal episode. Imaging studies revealed rupture of the body of the aortic homograft with formation of a pseudoaneurysm. The injury was successfully repaired with a Dacron graft by using hypothermic circulatory arrest.
Matthias Peltz; Bernardo A Sandoval; Michael E Jessen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390-8879, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis,  surgery*
Aortic Rupture / diagnosis,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Cardiovascular Abnormalities / surgery*
Transplantation, Homologous

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