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Posttraumatic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Associated with a Diaphragmatic Hernia

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)60019-7
Keywords
  • Case Reports

Abstract

Abstract The case of a patient with a chronic, posttraumatic descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and a large diaphragmatic hernia is presented. We repaired the diaphragm with Prolene mesh and externally grafted the aneurysm. To our knowledge, simultaneous repair of these two chronic injuries has not been reported. The merits of external grafting of aortic aneurysms are discussed.

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