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BioGlue cerebral embolism following acute type A aortic dissection repair
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  • Manabu Yamasaki,
  • Kohei Abe,
  • Ryota Nakamura,
  • Rihito Tamaki,
  • Hiroyasu Misumi
Manabu Yamasaki
St Lukes's international hospital
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Kohei Abe
St Luke's International University
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Ryota Nakamura
St Luke's International University
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Rihito Tamaki
St Luke's International University
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Hiroyasu Misumi
St Luke's International University
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Abstract

The outcomes of surgery for Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) have significantly improved in recent decades due to advances in surgical techniques and, surgical adhesives such as BioGlue. However, this convenient material can sometimes cause complications such as thrombotic embolism and pseudoaneurysm. Here, we present the case of a 61-year-old male with ATAAD who successfully underwent total arch replacement. Five days after the surgery, he collapsed due to right hemiplegia. We immediately performed cerebral thrombectomy and removed the thrombotic embolus caused by BioGlue, which was used to obliterate the false lumen of the dissected aorta during ATAAD repair.