Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
ISSN-L : 1341-1098
Case Report
Surgery for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Valve Insufficiency in Conditions of Active Proceeding Syphilitic Aortitis and Valvulitis
Michael Malyshev Alexander SafuanovAnton MalyshevAndrey RostovykhDmitry SinyukovNatalie RostovykhVladlena Trushina
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2024 年 30 巻 1 号 論文ID: cr.22-00236


A syphilitic aortitis is a late cardiovascular lesion of tertiary syphilis that has become exceptionally rare in the antibiotic era but not eradicated completely. Syphilitic aortitis of ascending aorta complicates in ascending aortic aneurysm formation and aortic valve regurgitation, both requiring surgical treatment. After surgery, lifelong surveillance of the remainder of the aorta is recommended because of a priori supposed high incidence of delayed involvement of noninvolved aortic segments. A 3-year follow-up result of surgery of syphilitic ascending aortic aneurysm with aortic valve regurgitation in condition of active ongoing syphilitic aortitis and valvulitis is described with addressing the dimensions of remaining aortic segments. This case demonstrates that the dilatation of the remainder of the aorta does not occur during 3 years, at least when anti-syphilitic course of antibiotic is used just after operation without additional treatment during the follow-up period. A few reports on surgical treatment of syphilitic aneurysms of the ascending aorta are discussed.

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