CHARLES W. MILLS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MAX PINNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Purulent lesions of the aorta are not frequent. Oetiker19 in 1924 found 81 cases in the literature to which she added five observed in Askanazy's institute. Auerbach1 in a recent publication brought the cases up to a total of 133; this does not include cases of carcinomatous or tuberculous origin. According to the latter author, in 42 of these cases rupture of the aorta occurred, but in only 12 cases did this happen without the preceding formation of an aneurysm. Aneurysm occurred at the site of the lesion in a total of 56 cases. The case to be presented here
MILLS CW, PINNER M. ABSCESS OF THE AORTA1: A CASE WITH PERFORATION WITHOUT ANEURYSM. Ann Intern Med. ;7:630–642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-5-630
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(5):630-642.
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