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Surgery Today

, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 1294–1298 | Cite as

Total aortic replacement for aortitis syndrome: Report of a case

  • Tokuo Koshino
  • Teruhisa Kazui
  • Yukihiko Tamiya
  • Johji Fukada
  • Ryuji Koushima
  • Kiyofumi Morishita
  • Tomio Abe
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Abstract

We report herein the case of a 35-year-old woman who was administered steroid therapy based on a diagnosis of aortitis syndrome. Despite this treatment, the symptoms of cardiac failure gradually progressed, and she was referred to our hospital to undergo surgery. Preoperative evaluations revealed a large aneurysm extending from the ascending aorta to the thoracoabdominal aorta. A two-staged total aortic replacement was carried out and postoperative digital subtraction angiography showed excellent reconstruction of the entire aorta.

Key Words

aortitis syndrome annuloaortic ectasia thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm total aortic replacement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tokuo Koshino
    • 1
  • Teruhisa Kazui
    • 2
  • Yukihiko Tamiya
    • 1
  • Johji Fukada
    • 1
  • Ryuji Koushima
    • 1
  • Kiyofumi Morishita
    • 1
  • Tomio Abe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySapporo Medical University School of MedicineSapporoJapan
  2. 2.First Department of SurgeryHamamatsu University School of MedicineHamamatsuJapan

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