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Chirurgia 2006 February;19(1):53-5

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Renal and visceral artery obstruction following intervention for acute type A aortic dissection. The value of MR angiography

El Rassi I., Kassabian E., Sleilaty G., Jebara V. A.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Hotel Dieu de France Hospital Rue Adib Ishaac, Beirut, Lebanon


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Visceral ischemia following surgical intervention for type A aortic dissection is a rare complication. We hereby report a case of aortic dissection with postoperative compression of renal and visceral arteries requiring fenestration. Although percutaneous techniques are the initial preferred treatments of these complications, surgery was straightforward due the presence of a large intra aortic thrombus. Magnetic Resonance Angiography was the clue examination in this case report, defining the correct diagnosis with an accurate postoperative control.

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