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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 February;43(1):129-32

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    CASE REPORTS

Tuberculous aortitis, ruptured 48 years after therapeutic implantation of synthetic balls

Matsumoto A., Noguchi Y., Ishiwa N., Yamamoto Y., Yoshida S., Yoshida S. *

From the Depart­ment of Sur­gery and *­Pathology Naka-ku, Yoko­hama, Yoko­hama ­City ­Kowan Hos­pital, ­Japan

A ­case of tuber­cu­lous aor­titis, rup­tured 48 ­years ­after an implan­ta­tion of syn­thetic ­balls ­into the extra­pleural ­space was ­reported. ­Those ­balls ­were ­implanted as a ther­a­peutic alter­na­tive to arti­fi­cial pneu­moth­orax for ­treating pul­mo­nary tuber­cu­losis. ­Free per­fo­ra­tion was trig­gered by debride­ment of an ­expanding ­cold ­abscess. A tuber­cu­lous ­abscess adja­cent to the arte­rial ­wall ­should be care­fully man­aged ­even in the ­absence of the ­blood ­flow by ­image anal­ysis.

language: English


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