S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Thoracic Surgery (흉부외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_흉부외과학전공)
Midterm change of descending aortic false lumen after repair of acute type I dissection
- Park, Kay-Hyun; Lim, Cheong; Choi, Jin Ho; Chung, Euisuk; Choi, Sang Il; Chun, Eun Ju; Sung, Kiick
- Issue Date
- Ann Thorac Surg 2009;87:103-8
- Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Analysis of Variance; Aneurysm, Dissecting/mortality/radiography/*surgery; Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/mortality/radiography/*surgery; Aortography; Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/*adverse effects/methods; Cohort Studies; Dilatation, Pathologic/epidemiology/etiology/surgery; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Hemodynamics/physiology; Humans; Incidence; Male; Middle Aged; Postoperative Care; Predictive Value of Tests; Probability; Retrospective Studies; Risk Assessment; Severity of Illness Index; Sex Distribution; Survival Analysis; Time Factors; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Treatment Outcome; Young Adult
- BACKGROUND: Persistent false lumen in the descending aorta after repair of acute type I dissection adversely affects long-term prognosis. In this study, we investigated changes of the descending aortic false lumen during the midterm postoperative period. METHODS: Postoperative computed tomographic (CT) images of 122 patients who underwent conventional ascending with or without arch replacement for acute type I dissection were reviewed. Patency and width of false lumen and maximal diameter of the aorta were compared between early and last follow-up images. Changes were analyzed separately in the thoracic and abdominal segments. RESULTS: In early CT, thoracic false lumen was patent in 85 patients (69.7%), and abdominal false lumen was patent in 111 patients (91.0%). Among these, the false lumen remained patent after a mean interval of 33.6 months in 69 patients (81.1%) and 105 patients (94.6%), respectively. In 58 patients (47.5%), the descending aorta dilated by 1 cm or more. Dilatation occurred more frequently in the thoracic aorta and in patients with patent or wide false lumens, larger aortic diameter, Marfan syndrome, younger age, and male sex. Meanwhile, shrinkage of thoracic false lumen occurred in 36 patients (29.5%). Such shrinkage occurred in 23 of 24 patients (95.8%) who had thrombosed and narrow false lumens in the thoracic aorta. CONCLUSIONS: Early postoperative characteristics of false lumen were helpful for predicting both dilation and regression. Our data show not only a high incidence of descending aortic dilatation after repair of acute type I dissection, but also shrinkage of thoracic false lumen in some patients. These findings can be used as control data for determining the benefit of more extensive or new surgical approaches.
- 1552-6259 (Electronic)
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