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Surgery of the thoracic aorta 

Surgery of the thoracic aorta
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Surgery of the thoracic aorta
Author(s):

K Grebenik

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199209101.003.26
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date: 26 February 2020

Introduction 378

Thoracic aneurysms 380

Ascending aortic aneurysms and aortic arch surgery 382

Descending thoracic aneurysms 386

Aortic dissection 390

Practice points 395

Further reading 396

Thoracic aortic surgery deals with two main pathologies, aneurysm and dissection, which may be acute or chronic, and which may coexist. Anaesthetic management varies according to the urgency and type of procedure, rather than the pathology....

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