par Wauthy, Pierre ;Seghers, Valérie;Mathonet, Perrine;Deuvaert, Frank
Référence European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery, 35, 4, page (732-733)
Publication Publié, 2009-04
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : 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. © 2008 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.