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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 April;41(2):295-7

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Aortic dissection and Turner’s syndrome

Weytjens C., Bové T. *, Van Der Niepen P.

From the Departments of Internal Medicine
*Cardiothoracic Surgery University Hospital Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium


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Cardiovascular mal­for­ma­tions, espe­cial­ly coarc­ta­tion of the aor­ta and bicus­pid aor­tic ­valve, are com­mon in ­patients ­with Turner's syn­drome. Only 46 ­patients ­with aor­tic dis­sec­tion and/or rup­ture ­have ­been ­described. All ­patients had asso­ciat­ed aor­tic dila­tion or aneu­rysm. In all cas­es ­except ­three, involve­ment of the ascend­ing aor­ta was ­present, mak­ing sur­gery ­often imper­a­tive. We ­describe a ­rare ­case of a DeBakey ­type IIIb aor­tic dis­sec­tion (with­out involve­ment of the prox­i­mal aor­ta) in a ­patient ­with Turner's syn­drome mosa­i­cism. The dis­sec­tion ­occurred two ­weeks ­after a caesarean sec­tion ­because of eclamp­sia. No aor­tic dila­tion or oth­er car­di­o­vas­cu­lar mal­for­ma­tions ­were ­found. The dis­tal exten­sion and uncom­pli­cat­ed ­nature of the dis­sec­tion indi­cated med­i­cal man­age­ment. After fif­teen ­months of fol­low-up, she is clin­i­cal­ly ­doing ­well and repeat­ed CT ­scan ­shows a ­stable dis­sec­tion of the descend­ing and abdom­i­nal aor­ta with­out dila­tion.

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