ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical treatment of a fast growing descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in an 80-year-old patient
Mehmet Boğa, Berent Dişcigil, Erdem A. Özkısacık, Uğur Gürcün, M. İsmail Badak
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Aydın
Surgical therapy of descending thoracic aneurysms in advanced age has relatively higher mortality and morbidity. An 80-year-old patient underwent aortic valve replacement and ascending aortic graft interposition for the treatment of giant ascending aortic aneurysm and severe aortic insufficiency. He was reoperated for his descending aorta reaching a diameter of 80 mm in 18 months. His aortic valve was replaced under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.The patient was discharged on the 15th post-operative day and remained asymptomatic during the 20 months follow-up.
Keywords : Aged, 80 and over; aortic aneurysm/surgery; aortic aneurysm, thoracic/surgery
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