Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aorta

Samal, Aditya K., White, Christopher J. and Kot, James B. (2001) Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aorta. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 8 5: 534-538.

Author Samal, Aditya K.
White, Christopher J.
Kot, James B.
Title Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aorta
Journal name Journal of Endovascular Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1526-6028
Publication date 2001-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 8
Issue 5
Start page 534
End page 538
Total pages 5
Place of publication Lawrence, KS, United States
Publisher Allen Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To describe a case of penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aorta with a review of its natural history, diagnosis and management.

Case Report: An elderly patient with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency room with the sudden onset of severe chest pain radiating to the back. The electrocardiogram showed left ventricular hypertrophy; the chest radiograph revealed mediastinal widening. Computed tomography was suspicious for a mediastinal hematoma without aortic dissection. Transesophageal echocardiography was also negative for dissection. An aortogram revealed a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta. The patient underwent successful resection and repair of the lesion.

Conclusions: Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aorta is a potentially lethal lesion that must be promptly diagnosed and treated.
Keyword Aortic intramural hematoma
Pseudoaneurysm
Aortic dissection
Thoracic aorta
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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