Ann Thorac Surg 2002;73:644-647
© 2002 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
a Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hokkaido Prefectural Kushiro Hospital, Kushiro, Japan
b Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
Accepted for publication August 31, 2001.
* Address reprint requests to Dr Harada, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hokkaido Prefectural Kushiro Hospital, 1-4-26 Sakuragaoka, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido 085-0805, Japan
A 24-year-old woman had undergone valvuloplasty of the aortic valve and external reinforcement of an aneurysm of the ascending aorta during the active phase of Takayasu arteritis 1 year prior to admission to our hospital. On examination, she was diagnosed as having a large false aneurysm of the ascending aorta with annuloaortic ectasia and severe aortic regurgitation, bilateral common carotid artery aneurysms with a left internal carotid artery saccular aneurysm, and bilateral subclavian artery and right vertebral artery obstructions due to Takayasu arteritis. Because of the risk of rupture, surgical intervention was carried out in spite of the fact that aortitis was in the active phase.
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