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Hemopericardium from retrograde dissection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6448556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysms rarely result in significant aortic dissection, and it is even more unusual to see marked proximal extension of such a dissection. We report the case of an 82-year-old man whose fatal dissection and hemopericardium originated in an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is apparently the third such case to be reported. Accurate angiographic identification of the site of intimal disruption, whether intrathoracic or intra-abdominal, is essential for planning proper therapy.
N Snow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*,  pathology
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*,  pathology
Arteriosclerosis / complications
Cardiomegaly / complications
Heart Block / complications
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*

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