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Question 3#

The most common complication of extensive repair for distal aortic aneurysms is:

a. Spinal cord ischemia
b. Renal failure
c. Pulmonary dysfunction
d. Left recurrent laryngeal nerve injury

Correct Answer is C


Although spinal cord ischemia and renal failure receive the most attention, several other complications warrant consideration. The most common complication of extensive repairs is pulmonary dysfunction. With aneurysms adjacent to the left subclavian artery, the vagus and left recurrent laryngeal nerves are often adherent to the aortic wall and thus are susceptible to injury.