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Online ISSN 1827-191X
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
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.