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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Two different cases of postoperative symptomatic common carotid artery involvment in type A aortic dissection
  1. Raoul A Droeser1,
  2. Thomas Wolff2,
  3. Edin Mujagic2,
  4. Lorenz Gürke2
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raoul A Droeser; rdroeser{at}uhbs.ch

Summary

Postoperative common carotid artery occlusion after reconstruction for type A aortic dissection can lead to major neurological morbidity. Surgical strategy to re-establish the cerebral perfusion depends on the time of onset of neurological deficits in this otherwise life-threatening disease. We present two cases with neurological deficits after replacement of the ascending aorta for a type A dissection treated with two different surgical strategies. In both cases, prompt surgical interventions improved neurological outcome.

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