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Intramural aortic abscess mimicking chronic aortic dissection


Sahin, Ayhan; Emmert, Maximilian Y; Alkadhi, Hatem; Baumüller, Stephan; Ruef, Christian; Vogt, Peter; Plass, André; Falk, Volkmar (2012). Intramural aortic abscess mimicking chronic aortic dissection. Heart Surgery Forum, 15(3):E143-E144.

Abstract

A 77-year-old patient was referred for progressive fatigue and dyspnea on exertion. Preoperative imaging evaluations including transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography were suggestive of a chronic ascending aortic dissection with an intramural hematoma. Intraoperatively, the intramural structure was identified as an abscess cavity.

Abstract

A 77-year-old patient was referred for progressive fatigue and dyspnea on exertion. Preoperative imaging evaluations including transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography were suggestive of a chronic ascending aortic dissection with an intramural hematoma. Intraoperatively, the intramural structure was identified as an abscess cavity.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Surgical Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:09 Jul 2012 08:30
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:52
Publisher:The Heart Surgery Forum
ISSN:1098-3511
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111113
PubMed ID:22698601

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