Repair type I aortic dissection in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Frank A. Baciewicz, Rodger David MacArthur, Lawrence R. Crane

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Abstract

A 57-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was evaluated in October 1997 with complaints of weakness of the right lower extremity. A chest computerized axial tomographic scan revealed a type I aortic dissection. He underwent surgical repair including resuspension of the aortic valve and placement of a 32-mm interposition graft between the aortic root and the transverse arch. Postoperatively he required abdominal aorta fenestration and stenting for ischemia of the left lower extremity. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging 3 1/2 years postoperatively showed a normal-sized ascending and transverse aorta and the residual dissection in the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta. The thoracic and abdominal aorta diameters have remained stable. Select patients with type I aortic dissection and HIV infection are candidates for surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-919
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Abdominal Aorta
Virus Diseases
Thoracic Aorta
Dissection
HIV
Lower Extremity
Aortic Valve
Aorta
Thorax
Ischemia
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Transplants

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Repair type I aortic dissection in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection. / Baciewicz, Frank A.; MacArthur, Rodger David; Crane, Lawrence R.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 76, No. 3, 01.09.2003, p. 917-919.

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