Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2012 Dec;45(6):404-407. 10.5090/kjtcs.2012.45.6.404.

Acute Type II Aortic Dissection with Severe Aortic Regurgitation and Chronic Descending Aortic Dissection in Pregnant Patient with Marfan Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Korea. dhlee@med.yu.ac.kr

Abstract

Aortic dilatation and dissection are severe complications during pregnancy that can be fatal to both the mother and the fetus. The risks of these complications are especially high in pregnant patients with Marfan syndrome; however, incidents of descending aortic dissection are very rare. This case report involves a successful Bentall procedure for and recovery from a rare aortic dissection in a pregnant Marfan patient who developed acute type II aortic dissection with severe aortic regurgitation and chronic descending aortic dissection immediately after Cesarean section. Regular follow-up will be needed to monitor the descending aortic dissection.

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Aortic dissection; Pregnancy; Aortic valve; Surgery
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