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Stanford type A aortic dissection in a hypertensive patient with atherosclerosis of aorta and aortitis.
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PMID:  10978979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dissection of aorta is a serious condition; the main factors are hypertension and diseases of the connective tissue or of collagen. Aortitis syndrome in combination with hypertension and atherosclerosis in association with ascending aortic dissection is rarely seen. We present the case of a 53-year-old hypertensive patient whose ascending aortic dissection was associated with pericardial effusion without rupture of the aorta and with pleural effusion. Several unusual aspects of transesophageal echocardiography are described. The intraoperative biopsy revealed inflammatory aortitis with mural hematoma, without giant cells. The literature concerning aortic dissection and aortitis is reviewed.
D Bedeleanu; C Coman; S Encica; R Hagiu; A Molnar; R Cãpâlneanu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-04     Completed Date:  2000-10-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, "N. Stãncioiu" Heart Institute, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Aortitis / complications*,  diagnosis
Arteriosclerosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Hypertension / complications*
Middle Aged

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