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Ascending aorta complications of cardiac surgery: CT evaluation. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1986 Mar-Apr;10(2):219-25

Date

03/01/1986

Pubmed ID

3950149

DOI

10.1097/00004728-198603000-00010

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0022579005   20 Citations

Abstract

Dissecting aortic aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms of the ascending aorta can occur secondary to clamping of the ascending aorta, incision of the great vessels, or secondary to aortic cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass. Contrast-enhanced CT offers an excellent means of distinguishing between aortic pathology and other causes of mediastinal widening following cardiac surgery. Five cases are reported in which iatrogenic vascular lesions were identified on CT as the cause of postoperative mediastinal widening.

Author List

Thorsen MK, Goodman LR, Sagel SS, Olinger GN, Youker JE

Authors

Lawrence R. Goodman MD Adjunct Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
James E. Youker MD Adjunct Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Aged
Aneurysm, Dissecting
Aorta
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortography
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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