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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 October;39(5):583-5

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Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm following acute descending thoracic aortic dissection. Case report

Gugulakis A. G., Matsagas M. I., Vasdekis S. N., Hadjigakis P., Papageorgiou E., Macheras A., Sechas M. N.

From the 3rd Surgical Department University School of Athens, Medical School Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece


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The coex­is­tence of an abdom­inal ­aortic aneu­rysm and an ­acute ­aortic dis­sec­tion ­seems to be ­rare and ­only a few ­reports are to be ­found in the lit­er­a­ture. We ­report a ­case of a ­patient ­with ­acute ­aortic dis­sec­tion of the ­descending tho­racic ­aorta ­that ­caused rup­ture of a pre-­existing abdom­inal ­aortic aneu­rysm. The lit­er­a­ture is ­also ­thoroughly ­reviewed.

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