Title

Penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcer complicated by periesophageal hematoma.

Publication/Presentation Date

2-1-2003

Abstract

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.

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

182

Last Page

184

ISSN

0894-7317

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

12574746

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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