Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection Secondary to Infectious Aortitis: A Case Report

Authors
Journal
Journal of Korean Medical Science
1011-8934
Publisher
Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMJE)
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3346/jkms.2013.28.3.485
Keywords
  • Case Report
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Nowadays, infectious aortitis has become a rare disease thanks to antibiotics, but remains life-threatening. We present a case of a patient with acupuncture-induced infectious aortitis leading to aortic dissection. Chest computed-tomogram scan revealed Stanford type A dissection with pericardial effusion. Under the impression of an impending rupture, emergent surgery was performed. During surgery, infectious aortitis was identified incidentally, so she underwent resection of the infected aorta including surrounding tissues. Then the ascending aorta and hemi-arch were replaced with a prosthetic graft as an in situ fashion. The resected tissue and blood cultures revealed Staphylococcus aureus, so prolonged antibiotherapy was prescribed.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

[Stanford type A aortic dissection with occlusion...

on Kyobu geka. The Japanese journ... November 2005

A case report of Stanford type A aortic dissection...

on The American Journal of Emerge... February 2011

[One-stage surgery for Stanford type-A aortic diss...

on The Japanese Journal of Thorac... November 1998
More articles like this..