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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 February;40(1):121-5
Surgery of the dissecting aneurysm involving a right aortic arch
Minato N., Rikitake K., Murayama J., Ohnishi H., Takarabe K.
From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Fukuoka Tokushukai Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
A dissecting aneurysm in association with a right aortic arch is extremely rare. However, a 50-year-old male was diagnosed as having a dissecting aneurysm (DeBakey IIIa) with a right aortic arch, right descending aorta and an aberrant retro-esophageal left subclavian artery. A graft replacement of the right descending aorta was successfully performed under right thoracotomy and partial cardiopulmonary bypass. Precise anatomical definition and proper surgical procedure permitted a successful surgical result.