Acute thromboembolism associated with dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. Two case reports

S. Levy, Azorides R Morales, R. J. Boucek

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Abstract

Two cases of dissecting aortic aneurysm which presented as acute ischemia of the legs are reported. At operation, a fresh thrombus was found occluding vessels not involved in the dissection. While surgery relieved the acute arterial obstruction, both patients later died after rupture into the pericardium. A review of the literature revealed 1 similar case. Thromboembolism as a possible complication of dissecting aneurysm is discussed. These cases suggest that dissecting aneurysm should be included in the differential diagnosis when symptoms include an acutely ischemic limb.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume66
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973

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Dissecting Aneurysm
Thromboembolism
Aorta
Aortic Aneurysm
Pericardium
Dissection
Rupture
Leg
Thrombosis
Differential Diagnosis
Ischemia
Extremities

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Acute thromboembolism associated with dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. Two case reports. / Levy, S.; Morales, Azorides R; Boucek, R. J.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 1, 01.12.1973, p. 82-86.

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Levy, S. ; Morales, Azorides R ; Boucek, R. J. / Acute thromboembolism associated with dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. Two case reports. In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1973 ; Vol. 66, No. 1. pp. 82-86.
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