Rupture of a nonaneurysmal atherosclerotic infrarenal aorta

D. J. Goldstein, R. M. Flores, G. J. Todd

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Abstract

We report a case of spontaneous rupture of a nonaneurysmal infrarenal aorta through an area of atherosclerotic thinning. Close follow-up, aggressive antihypertensive therapy, and serial imaging of asymptomatic patients with documented aortic ulceration is warranted. In symptomatic patients, surgical intervention should be undertaken so that transmural aortic rupture can be averted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-703
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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