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Chirurgia 2011 February;24(1):41-2

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An atypical recurrent aortic dissection

Baguet J.-P. 1,2, Barone-Rochette G. 1,2, Chavanon O. 3, Thony F. 4

1 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Grenoble, France
2 Bioclinic Radiopharmaceutics Laboratory, INSERM U877, Grenoble, France
3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Grenoble, France
4 Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Grenoble, France


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A 76 year old man, previously surgically treated for a type A aortic dissection, was hospitalised as an emergency with chest pain. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a type B aortic dissection inside the former aortic lesion. A rigorous control of blood pressure is essential to avoid the extension or the recurrence of an aortic dissection.

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