High-risk repair of ascending aortic aneurysm due to giant cell aortitis. Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals Atluri, P., Woo, Y. J. 2007; 15 (3): 252-254


Giant cell arteritis increases the risk of developing a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair in octogenarians carries a profound increase in postoperative morbidity and mortality. We report the successful repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm in an 83-year-old woman with a history of treatment for temporal arteritis and pathologic evidence of giant cell aortitis.

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