TITLE

Cardiac ochronosis: not so benign

AUTHOR(S)
Wauthy, Pierre; Seghers, Valérie; Mathonet, Perrine; Deuvaert, Frank E.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Apr2009, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p732
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: A 78-year-old patient with ochronosis has developed symptomatic aortic stenosis. He has undergone an aortic valve replacement that was highly complicated by a severe aortic calcification. The right coronary artery was sacrificed and bypassed in order to control a massive aortic root haemorrhage. The patient has presented a sternal dehiscence that required surgical revision. The sternal frailty was related to chronic corticotherapy in a patient with chronic spondylarthrosis. Cardiac ochronosis in the elderly may be associated to surgical complications related to severe aortic root calcifications and chronic corticotherapy for arthropathies.
ACCESSION #
37159522

 

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