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Unsuspected chronic traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm--what to do about it. Late post-traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm.
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PMID:  18273489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 59-year-old man with multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease who had been in a motor vehicle accident 30 years earlier presented with new-onset angina pectoris. During cardiac catheterization, an ill-defined dense area was noted in the mediastinum. Chest radiography showed an area of calcification around the proximal descending aorta. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the proximal descending thoracic aorta. Due to the typical location (aortic isthmus), the pseudoaneurysm was thought to be the result of deceleration injury sustained by the patient in the previous motor vehicle accident. The present manuscript discusses the natural history and management options of an uncommon consequence of traumatic aortic injury: chronic posttraumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm.
Constantin B Marcu; Robin Nijveldt; Albert C Van Rossum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-14     Completed Date:  2008-04-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*,  therapy
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  therapy
Hypertension / drug therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
Middle Aged
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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