Tuberculous aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Report of a case with fatal rupture

A. S. Estrera, M. R. Platt, L. J. Mills, H. Nikaidoh

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Tuberculous aortic aneurysm is a rare disease entity. The majority of affected patients succumb to perforation and exsanguination. The only chance for survival and cure is by resection and prolonged antituberculosis chemotherapy. The authors' case illustrates the high risk of rupture of tuberculous aortic aneurysms. Post-mortem examination revealed that the mechanism of aneurysm formation was by direct caseous involvement of the descending thoracic aorta from a juxtaposed left upper lobe parenchymal tuberculous process. The authors' findings also favor the concept that miliary dissemination (in the presence of tuberculous aortic aneurysm) is the result rather than the cause of the tuberculous aortic process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-388
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume75
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979

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Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracic Aorta
Aneurysm
Rupture
Exsanguination
Rare Diseases
Autopsy
Drug Therapy
Survival

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Estrera, A. S., Platt, M. R., Mills, L. J., & Nikaidoh, H. (1979). Tuberculous aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Report of a case with fatal rupture. Chest, 75(3), 386-388.

Tuberculous aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Report of a case with fatal rupture. / Estrera, A. S.; Platt, M. R.; Mills, L. J.; Nikaidoh, H.

In: Chest, Vol. 75, No. 3, 1979, p. 386-388.

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Estrera, AS, Platt, MR, Mills, LJ & Nikaidoh, H 1979, 'Tuberculous aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Report of a case with fatal rupture', Chest, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 386-388.
Estrera AS, Platt MR, Mills LJ, Nikaidoh H. Tuberculous aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Report of a case with fatal rupture. Chest. 1979;75(3):386-388.
Estrera, A. S. ; Platt, M. R. ; Mills, L. J. ; Nikaidoh, H. / Tuberculous aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta. Report of a case with fatal rupture. In: Chest. 1979 ; Vol. 75, No. 3. pp. 386-388.
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