Surgical Repair of Giant Asymptomatic Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Accompanied with Chronic Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection: A Case Report
Keywords:Aneurysm • Aortic dissection • Asymptomatic • Total aortic arch replacement
Background: Ascending aortic aneurysm accompanied with stanford type A aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition. The most common presenting symptom is pain. Here, we report a very rare case of giant asymptomatic ascending aortic aneurysm accompanied with chronic stanford type A aortic dissection.
Case presentation: A 72-year-old woman was founded to have ascending aortic dilation on a routine physical examination. On admission, CTA showed an ascending aortic aneurysm accompanied with stanford type A aortic dissection, the diameter of which was approximately 10 cm. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an ascending aortic aneurysm, aortic sinus and sinus junction dilation, moderate aortic valve regurgitation, left ventricle enlargement, left ventricular wall hypertrophy, and mitral and tricuspid valve mild regurgitation. The patient underwent surgical repair in our department, was discharged, and recovered well.
Conclusion: This was a very rare case of a giant asymptomatic ascending aortic aneurysm accompanied with chronic stanford type A aortic dissection that was successfully managed by total aortic arch replacement.
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