Chronic dissecting aneurysm of the thoracic aorta following minor blunt trauma.

K. Onoguchi, T. Hachiya, T. Sasaki, K. Hashimoto, H. Takakura, S. Takeuchi

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man admitted for treatment of a thoracic aneurysm had experienced severe back pain 10 years earlier after falling heavily on his forearms. From the night following the fall, hoarseness and pleuritic chest wall pain continued for about 3 months. Preoperative imaging showed a chronic dissecting aneurysm near the aortic isthmus. The patient's history suggested that the fall 10 years before surgery was the most likely cause.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-637
Number of pages3
JournalThe Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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