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Repair of acute type A aortic dissection associated with temporal arteritis ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY Berry, M. F., Woo, Y. J. 2003; 76 (5): 1717-1718


The most common predisposing factor for aortic dissection is hypertension. Dissection is also seen in primary aortic diseases, including those that involve aortic inflammation. We report a case of successful repair of an acute type A aortic dissection in a patient with a history of temporal arteritis and pathologic evidence of giant cell aortitis. The literature concerning the association of aortic dissection and temporal arteritis is reviewed.

View details for DOI 10.1016/S0003-4975(03)00695-7

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View details for PubMedID 14602321