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Fatal aortic rupture following balloon angioplasty of aortic restenosis in aortoarteritis.
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PMID:  8829834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of fatal aortic rupture following balloon dilation in a young female with aortoarteritis in whom restenosis of the aorta was observed 16 years after a patch aortoplasty operation. To the best of our knowledge, this complication has not been reported in aortoarteritis, although such instances have been reported in recoarctation. This unfortunate experience leads us believe that aortic segment in operated cases may be resistant to balloon dilation and vulnerable to rupture. In such cases, balloon angioplasty should either be avoided or performed with extreme caution. A sequential balloon dilation technique starting with a smaller balloon may be helpful in avoiding this complication.
S Sharma; R J Pinto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-16     Completed Date:  1996-10-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bombay Hospital, India.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
Aortic Rupture / radiography*
Aortitis / radiography,  therapy*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Constriction, Pathologic / radiography,  therapy
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / radiography
Fatal Outcome
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography,  therapy

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