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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 February;40(1):59-61

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture in systemic lupus erythematosus

Nosaka S., Yamauchi M., Sasaki T., Ku K., Hanada T., Tamura K.

From the Department of Surgery Shimane Medical University, Izumo, Shimane, Japan


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Many car­di­o­vas­cular com­pli­ca­tions ­have ­been ­described in ­systemic ­lupus ery­them­a­tosus (SLE), how­ever, ­aortic involve­ment is ­very ­rare. We are ­reporting abdom­inal ­aortic aneu­rysm rup­ture in a 47-­year old ­woman ­with SLE. The ­patient was ­admitted to our hos­pital ­with ­severe abdom­inal ­pain. Emer­gency com­puted tomog­raphy of the ­abdomen dem­on­strated rup­tured abdom­inal ­aortic aneu­rysm. The res­to­ra­tion of ­aortic ­flow ­with vas­cular pros­thesis was per­formed in emer­gency. Post­op­er­a­tive ­course was ­uneventful.

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