General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 60, Issue 11, pp 764–767

Surgical treatment for acute type A aortic dissection during pregnancy (16 weeks) with Loeys-Dietz syndrome

  • Hideyuki Kunishige
  • Yoshimitsu Ishibashi
  • Masakazu Kawasaki
  • Tomoji Yamakawa
  • Kiyotaka Morimoto
  • Nozomu Inoue
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-012-0073-8

Cite this article as:
Kunishige, H., Ishibashi, Y., Kawasaki, M. et al. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2012) 60: 764. doi:10.1007/s11748-012-0073-8

Abstract

A 32-year-old woman at 16 weeks of pregnancy was diagnosed with acute type A aortic dissection and severe aortic regurgitation. Aortic valve and aortic arch replacement was successfully performed under circulatory arrest with deep hypothermia. After the operation, she was diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. At 36 weeks of gestation, the patient underwent a cesarean section and delivered a healthy baby.

Keywords

Aortic dissectionPregnancyLoeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS)

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideyuki Kunishige
    • 1
  • Yoshimitsu Ishibashi
    • 1
  • Masakazu Kawasaki
    • 1
  • Tomoji Yamakawa
    • 1
  • Kiyotaka Morimoto
    • 1
  • Nozomu Inoue
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular SurgeryNational Hospital Organization Hokkaido Medical CenterSapporoJapan