The surgical treatment of aortic dissection in a patient with Turner's syndrome: report of a case

Surg Today. 1994;24(10):929-32. doi: 10.1007/BF01651013.


We report herein the successful surgical management of a 42-year-old patient with Turner's syndrome (TS) complicated by Stanford type B aortic dissection. The patient had a single entry in the proximal descending aorta with dissection extending from the entry point to the abdominal aorto-left iliac bifurcation. A patch plasty using felt reinforcement was performed through a left 4th intercostal space thoracotomy. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she has been well during the 3 years since her operation. There have been only nine reports of patients with TS complicated by aortic dissection for whom operations were performed; however, the details of surgical treatment have not been well documented. This paper reports the course of aortic dissection and the surgical methods employed in the treatment of our patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
  • Aortic Dissection / etiology
  • Aortic Dissection / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods
  • Turner Syndrome / complications*