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Sudden death with massive hemoptysis from rupture of a thoracic inflammatory aortic aneurysm: an autopsy case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22504259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An 84-year-old-man was admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery for a sudden episode of fainting. Brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated no fresh lesions. Anorexia, fever and elevation of C-reactive protein and creatine phosphokinase were observed, and the patient was transferred to the Department of Internal Medicine for further examination and treatment. High-dose steroids and antibiotics were administered, and his fever subsided. However, massive hemoptysis suddenly developed and the patient died. A thoracic aortic aneurysm that had coalesced and ruptured a left lung bronchus was detected at autopsy. Pathological examination revealed an inflammatory aortic aneurysm.
Authors:
Hitoshi Ando; Osamu Suzuki; Fumitaka Sakuma; Hitoshi Oyama; Yoshihiro Kazuta; Masahito Kuroda; Kumiko Terashima; Masayuki Miyata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  957-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Fukushima Red Cross Hospital, Japan.
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