LESLIE T. GAGER, M.D.
Dissecting aneurysm of the aorta presents a clinical paradox: the anatomical changes which are thus produced are easily among the most striking lesions of the circulatory system, and yet the diagnosis has been made during life only with the utmost rarity.
Interesting myself in the subject after my own failure to recognize an outspoken example, a survey of the literature, from Morgagni (1) to the present year, discloses a total of 382 case reports of dissecting aortic aneurysm, with mention, but not the data, of at least 30 additional cases. Dissections within the heart, or those confined to the smaller
GAGER LT. The Symptoms of Dissecting Aneurysm of the Aorta1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:658–664. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-7-658
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(7):658-664.
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