PAUL C. SAMSON, M.D.
In dealing with dissecting aneurysms of the aorta one is confronted with the strange clinical paradox, that a condition which has such marked pathology is so rarely diagnosed during life. Since the lesion was first accurately described by Morgagni1 in 1761 there have been over four hundred cases, either described or mentioned in the literature. From English and German sources, Gager2 has collected only seven cases diagnosed during life. (See Swaine,3 Wyss,4 Mager,5 Davy and Gates,6 Moosberger,7 Finny,8 and Osler.9 Etling10 refers to five more cases all of the traumatic type, which were diagnosed before death and reports rather fully
SAMSON PC. Dissecting Aneurysms of the Aorta, Including the Traumatic Type: Three Case Reports1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:117–130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-117
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):117-130.
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