So I am cutting through the surgeons "war room" on my way back to the OR from SICU. There is a white board where they write patients that they are working up or scheduling for surgery. (By the way, I am on call and getting ready to go home.) The board says Aortic Dissection- to CT. I go to the computer and look up the patient and his info. His PMH is chronic cocaine user, alcohol abuse, hypertension and renal insufficiency. He has been admitted to MICU, and he has come back from CT.

So, for the students... it says he has a Debakey III aneurysm. What is it and what is the treatment?