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Acute type A aortic dissection repair in an octogenarian with achondroplasia: a case report.

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Summary of "Acute type A aortic dissection repair in an octogenarian with achondroplasia: a case report."

Achondroplasia is an inherited disorder and the most common type of short-limbed dwarfism in human beings, affecting more than 250,000 individuals worldwide. To the best of our knowledge, no study has reported a correlation between achondroplasia and aortic dissection. Here, we report a rare case of acute type A aortic dissection repair in a patient with achondroplasia.

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Name: Surgical case reports
ISSN: 2198-7793
Pages: 53

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