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Vol 68, No 4 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-04-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Post-traumatic isolated aneurysm of aortic arch surgically repaired

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Maciej Strączyński, Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela, Edward Pietrzyk, Jerzy Sadowski
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(4):450-454.

open access

Vol 68, No 4 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-04-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

An aneurysm is a permanent localized dilatation of an artery. A trauma is a rare cause of aortic aneurysm. The prognosis of untreated thoracic aneurysm is poor, with 3-year survival rates as low as 25%. Factors that seem to worsen the prognosis are female gender, size greater than 6cm, and traumatic origin. Because of the poor prognosis for the untreated patient and inability to predict rupture, surgical treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms that result from trauma, even when asymptomatic is justified. The case of a 29 year-old patient, with post-traumatic aortic arch aneurysm qualified for delayed surgery treatment, is presented.

Abstract

An aneurysm is a permanent localized dilatation of an artery. A trauma is a rare cause of aortic aneurysm. The prognosis of untreated thoracic aneurysm is poor, with 3-year survival rates as low as 25%. Factors that seem to worsen the prognosis are female gender, size greater than 6cm, and traumatic origin. Because of the poor prognosis for the untreated patient and inability to predict rupture, surgical treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms that result from trauma, even when asymptomatic is justified. The case of a 29 year-old patient, with post-traumatic aortic arch aneurysm qualified for delayed surgery treatment, is presented.
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Keywords

post-traumatic aortic arch aneurysm

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Title

Post-traumatic isolated aneurysm of aortic arch surgically repaired

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 4 (2010)

Pages

450-454

Published online

2010-04-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(4):450-454.

Keywords

post-traumatic aortic arch aneurysm

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Maciej Strączyński
Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela
Edward Pietrzyk
Jerzy Sadowski

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