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July 1971

Gas Gangrene Complicating Aortic Dissection: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Biological Sciences, and the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(1):96-97. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350070122030

Gas gangrene is an unreported fatal complication of aortic dissection and dissecting aneurysm. A patient with type 1 dissection, initially controlled by pharmacologic management, developed gas gangrene of the left gluteal area on the fourth postadmission day. This may have been due to left iliac artery occlusion.