Giant-cell aortitis: an unusual case of Bentall operation

Massimo Massetti, Anaïs Lemaire, Fabio Cuttone, Sabino Caprio, Françoise Galateau-Salle

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Noninfectious ascending aortitis is a very rare cause of ascending aortic aneurysm. We report a case of the truly fortuitous finding of this rare condition in a 67-year-old man operated on for an ascending aortic aneurysm associated with dystrophic aortic valve regurgitation. Intraoperative inspection revealed dissection of the aorta just above the left main coronary artery. A modified Bentall operation was performed. The pathological diagnosis was giant cell arteritis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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