Acute respiratory insufficiency from an aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta

E. J.P. Charrette, T. L. Winton, T. A. Salerno

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Abstract

A 70-year-old woman presented with life-threatening acute respiratory insufficiency resulting from tracheobronchial compression by a large calcified expanding aneurysm confined to the descending thoracic aorta. This combination has not previously been reported. Successful surgical correction was carried out. This report describes in detail the presentation, diagnosis, and steps involved in the management of this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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