Traumatic rupture of a descending thoracic aortic homograft

Matthias Peltz, Bernardo A. Sandoval, Michael E Jessen

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My colleagues and I report an unusual case of traumatic aortic injury in an 18-year-old woman who had undergone multiple prior surgical procedures for repair of a type B interrupted aortic arch. Her most recent procedure included replacement of the proximal descending thoracic aorta with a 19-mm homograft at age 11 years. Seven years later, she was involved in a motor vehicle collision after a syncopal episode. Imaging studies revealed rupture of the body of the aortic homograft with formation of a pseudoaneurysm. The injury was successfully repaired with a Dacron graft by using hypothermic circulatory arrest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-712
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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