VOLUME 33 - NUMBER 1-2 - 2012

A time bomb in the thorax: the giant ascending aortic aneurysm. Case report

  • Fiore A., Grande A.M., Pellegrini C., Viganò M.
  • Clinical practice, 24-25
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  • We report the case of a 82-year-old woman, asymptomatic, subject to chest computed tomography for trauma. Then the patient underwent surgery. Before sternotomy, femoro-femoral bypass was starter in order to decompress the aneurysm; using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest, ascending aorta and hemiarch replacement were performed with a Dacron graft. Post-operative course was uneventful.

  • KEY WORDS: Aneurysm - Ascending aorta - Surgery.