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2022 Mar

Kyobu Geka



[Stanford Type A Acute Aortic Dissection with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava in a Turner Syndrome Patient:Report of a Case].


A 48-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Turner syndrome in her childhood presented with sudden onset of low back pain and respiratory discomfort. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scan revealed Stanford type A acute aortic dissection with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). Emergency ascending aortic replacement was performed. After cardiopulmonary bypass was established through cannulating right femoral artery and right superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, another venous cannula was directly placed into the left superior vena cava. After core cooling, the right atrium was incised for retrograde cardioplegia. At a tympanic temperature of 25 ℃, circulatory arrest was started and retrograde cerebral perfusion was performed through right and left superior vena cava. Her postoperative course was uneventful.