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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 541754, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/541754
Case Report

A Giant Dissecting Aneurysm of Ascending Aorta Following Aortic Valve Replacement

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Aile Hospital, Acibadem University, Bahcelievler 34590 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology, International Hospital, Acibadem University, Bahcelievler 34590 Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Aile Hospital, Acibadem University, Bahcelievler 34590 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 6 September 2013; Revised 29 October 2013; Accepted 27 November 2013; Published 15 April 2014

Academic Editor: Tasneem Z. Naqvi

Copyright © 2014 Faruk Hökenek 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.

Abstract

Ascending aortic dissection and aneurysm are rare but life-threatening complications after aortic valve replacement. Preoperative evaluation of risk factors such as aortic diameter, structural features of aortic wall, and associated diseases may decrease complication rate. We herein present analysis of risk factors of proximal aortic events following aortic valve replacement based on patient with giant dissecting aneurysm who underwent modified Bentall procedure.