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Table 3 Diameter of the aorta with different sites

From: A modified frozen elephant trunk technique for acute Stanford type A aortic dissection

Site of aorta Preoperative (mm) Before discharge (mm) 3 months after discharge P-value
Ascending aorta (mean + SD) 43.0 ± 3.5 28.3 ± 3.1 28.4 ± 2.7 0.14
Aortic arch (mean + SD) 34.4 ± 4.0 30.1 ± 4.1 31.2 ± 3.8 0.07
Descending aorta
 Bifurcation of the pulmonary artery 29.1 ± 3.5 33.5 ± 4.8 34.2 ± 4.2 0.13
 Distal stent   31.9 ± 2.6 32.3 ± 3.2 0.01
 Diaphragm 29.1 ± 0.4 30.9 ± 0.4 31.2 ± 1.2 0.42
 Bifurcation of the common iliac artery 18.5 ± 0.3 20.1 ± 0.3 20.1 ± 0.3 0.66