Penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcer complicated by periesophageal hematoma.
Penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcers have been recently recognized as an entity among the acute aortic syndromes with a potentially fatal outcome. We describe the case of a patient presenting with severe chest pain who died as a result of a thoracic-aorta penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer complicated by a intramural hematoma of the esophagus and stomach, leading to exsanguination. To our knowledge this is the first case reported in the literature of such a complication from penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcers.
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Crespo, G., Jacobs, L. E., Maraj, S., Garcia, F., Zaeri, N., & Kotler, M. N. (2003). Penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcer complicated by periesophageal hematoma. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, 16(2), 182–184. https://doi.org/10.1067/mje.2003.22
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division