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Diffuse non-specific aortitis with multiple saccular aneurysms and aorto-enteric fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4015907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare variant of non-specific aortitis was found at necropsy in a young hypertensive woman. The aorta showed severe, extensive, non-specific aortitis with multiple saccular aneurysms containing thrombi throughout its length except for 2 cm from its bifurcation. A fistulous tract was identified leading from an aortic aneurysm at the level of the renal arteries to the second part of the duodenum. Both renal artery ostia were narrowed. The small intestine contained 2 litres of blood, at necropsy. Bilateral ischaemic atrophy of the kidneys was present.
A K Mukhopadhayay; P Chopra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-28     Completed Date:  1985-08-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*,  pathology
Aortic Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Aortitis / complications*,  pathology
Duodenal Diseases / complications*,  pathology
Fistula / complications*,  pathology
Intestinal Fistula / complications*,  pathology

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