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Spontaneous nontraumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11510609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous nontraumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta is a very rare, life-threatening condition for which emergency diagnostic and therapeutic measures are indicated. The patient reported herein suffered a spontaneous rupture of the thoracic descending aorta through an atheromatous plaque without aneurysmal formation. When acute intrapericardial, mediastinal, or intrapleural bleeding develops without any evidence of aortic aneurysm or dissection, the possibility of spontaneous rupture of the thoracic aorta should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and appropriate emergency surgery may be life-saving.
M Ito; H Murayama; A Ishida; S Asano; Y Nakagawa; T Nakamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-20     Completed Date:  2002-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  712-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba Cardiovascular Center, Ichihara, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic*
Aortic Rupture / etiology*

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