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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 257893, 5 pages
Case Report

Classic Dissection of Thoracic Aorta Complicated by Ascending Aortic Intramural Hematoma: Promt Diagnosis and Successful Endovascular Repair

1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, 08661 Vilnius, Lithuania
2Department of Tomography, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, 08661 Vilnius, Lithuania
3Department of Vascular Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, 08661 Vilnius, Lithuania

Received 27 August 2011; Accepted 11 October 2011

Academic Editor: Michael S. Firstenberg

Copyright © 2012 Gediminas Rackauskas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We reported a case of 68-year-old man, with a previous history of hypertension. Patient was admitted to our institution for evaluation of a severe, constant, tearing anterior chest pain radiated to the neck with suspicion of acute aortic dissection. A multidetector computed tomography scan of thorax and abdomen demonstrated a dissection starting from the middle part of aortic arch and extending downward to the descending aorta till the middle part of the thoracic aorta. The dissection was classified as Stanford A, De Bakey I. Surgical treatment of patient was started with bypass graft from the right common carotid artery to the left common carotid with subsequent revascularization of left subclavian artery. Lower parts of above-mentioned arteries were ligated. At the second stage an emergent prosthetic stent-graft was placed distally from the truncus brachiocephalicus up to the proximal part of the descending aorta. We reported a case report to present diagnostic and possible interventional treatment for patient with acute aortic type A dissection.