RICHARD E. NICHOLSON, B.S., M.D.
The incidence of rupture of an aortic aneurysm into the pulmonary artery is of rare enough occurrence to warrant publication by most clinicians of their respective cases soon after discovery. Even rarer is the antemortem diagnosis of such a condition, because the diagnostician is either unfamiliar with the syndrome or discards the possibility in favor of a more statistical probability.
The terminology "arteriovenous" aneurysm or anastomosis with reference to the great vessels leaving the heart is not preferable. Although it is true that with regard to the circulating blood in a communication between pulmonary artery and aorta there is a
NICHOLSON RE. SYNDROME OF RUPTURE OF AORTIC ANEURYSM INTO THE PULMONARY ARTERY; REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE WITH REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:286–325. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-2-286
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(2):286-325.
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