Aortic Dissection with Rare Anatomical Aortic Arch Variation Depicted by Computed Tomography Angiography

Authors

  • Xin Wang, MD Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sichuan Cancer Hospital & Institute, Sichuan Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
  • Bofu Liu, MD Department of Emergency Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • Haifang Yu, MD Department of Emergency Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3619

Keywords:

aortic dissection, aortic arch variation, CT angiography, Endovascular repair

Abstract

Aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening disease, and endovascular repair by stent graft is an effective treatment. Surgery often fails for a variety of reasons, such as aortic arch variation. We present the case of a 27-year-old female with aortic dissection with a rare anatomical aortic arch variation caused by chest trauma. This patient recovered well after endovascular repair. This case report demonstrates endovascular repair can be applied to aortic dissection patients with rare anatomical aortic
arch variation.

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Published

2021-04-27

How to Cite

Wang, X., Liu, B. ., & Yu, H. . (2021). Aortic Dissection with Rare Anatomical Aortic Arch Variation Depicted by Computed Tomography Angiography. The Heart Surgery Forum, 24(2), E407-E408. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3619

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