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An atypical case of Stanford type-A chronic aortic dissection managed conservatively.

Authors
  • Maffè, Stefano1
  • Nicali, Roberta2
  • Dellavesa, Pierfranco1
  • Paffoni, Paola1
  • Bergamasco, Luca1
  • Parravicini, Umberto1
  • 1 Division of Cardiology, SS Trinita' Borgomanero Hospital, ASL No, Novara, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Division of Respiratory Medicine, Medical Department, University of Piemonte Orientale, AOU Maggiore della Carità di Novara, Novara, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2019
Volume
36
Issue
10
Pages
1936–1940
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/echo.14493
PMID: 31573719
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Stanford type-A aortic dissection is a clinical emergency; mortality is high, and surgery is urgently required in most cases. Chronic forms of type-A dissection are rare and have a poor prognosis if not treated surgically. We present an unusual case of chronic type-A aortic dissection, with silent onset, in an oncologic patient without risk factors, which was managed conservatively and remained substantially stable during follow-up. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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