Repair of acute aortic dissection in an octogenarian with prior thoracoplasty

Kazuhiro Kurisu, Toshiro Iwai, Yuichiro Kado, Tomoyuki Ono, Yuma Motomatsu, Yoshie Ochiai

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Cardiovascular surgery is challenging in patients who have previously undergone thoracoplasty because of severe chest deformity and impaired pulmonary function. We report a case of an octogenarian with prior left thoracoplasty, who successfully underwent surgical repair of an acute aortic dissection through a standard median sternotomy. We suggest that prior thoracoplasty might not necessarily be an exclusion criterion for aortic surgery in cases with adequate pulmonary function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1721-1722
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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