Completely asymptomatic proximal aortic dissection and massive bullous lung disease: coincidence or is there any etiologic link?

  • Kayrak M
  • Sonmez O
  • Vatankulu M
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Abstract

This case report focuses on a completely asymptomatic proximal aortic dissection in a middle-aged male smoker with bullous lung disease. The possibility of a relationship between A1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency and aortic dissection is discussed in light of the recent data. © 2009 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

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  • A1-antitrypsin (A1AT)
  • Aortic dissection
  • Bullous disease lung

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Authors

  • Mehmet Kayrak

  • Osman Sonmez

  • Mehmet A. Vatankulu

  • Mehmet S. Ulgen

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