VOLUME 35 - NUMBER 3-4 - 2014

Huge ascending aorta and aortic arch aneurysm in ultra octogenarian

  • Ceresa F., Sansone F., Zagarella G., Patanè F.
  • Clinical practice, 078-079
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  • Giant ascending aorta aneurysms (AAA), which are larger than 10 cm, are rarely been reported (1-7). We hereby present the case of a giant AAA of about 11 cm in a very old women who was successfully operated on for ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.

  • KEY WORDS: Cardiac surgery - Cerebral perfusion - Octogenarians - Ascending aorta replacement.