Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


The incidence of dissecting thoracic aorta aneurysm complicating coarctation of the aorta ranges from 1.7 to 23% in large series of coarctation of the aorta reported. In a review of 95 cases of dissection of the aorta, we found only one case with associated coarctation of the aorta. The presence of this anomaly, although rare, should be suspected and searched for in younger patients with dissection, in view of the surgical implications at the time of correction.