Aortic dissection in a weight lifter with nodular fasciitis of the aorta

Daniel N. Gwan-Nulla, William R. Davidson, Ronald T. Grenko, Ralph J. Damiano

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Abstract

We report a case of spontaneous aortic dissection in a young weight lifter without aortic medial disease but with a myofibroblastic proliferation of the aortic adventitia consistent with nodular fasciitis. Successful treatment included ascending aorta replacement with Dacron graft and aortic valve resuspension. We believe that the underlying aortic pathology most likely contributed to the development of the aortic dissection. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1931-1932
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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