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Chronic proximal aortic dissection presenting as tamponade after 16 years

Fraser, Alan Gordon, Paasani, S. and Hayward, M. W. 1987. Chronic proximal aortic dissection presenting as tamponade after 16 years. Heart 58 (2) , pp. 166-169. 10.1136/hrt.58.2.166

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A patient presented with tamponade and haemopericardium 16 years after experiencing sudden severe chest pain associated with enlargement of the proximal aorta. Investigations revealed a proximal aortic dissection (DeBakey type II) with extensive laminar and partially calcified thrombus within its false lumen and a large pericardial effusion, which together resulted in a cardiothoracic ratio of 100%. Long term survival after medical treatment of proximal aortic dissection, with such late progression to tamponade, has not been reported before

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 1355-6037
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:50

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