PAUL DAVID, M.D.; EDGAR M. MCPEAK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ENRIQUE VIVAS-SALAS, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In 1937 Glendy, Castleman, and White1 presented a clinical and anatomical analysis of 19 cases of dissecting aneurysm of the aorta which had come to autopsy at the Massachusetts General Hospital over the period of 1897 to 1936, inclusive. In 13 of this number the dissection could be described as acute or directly related to the death of the patient, while in six it was discovered incidentally, the patient having died of other causes. In only two of the 13 acute cases had a correct antemortem diagnosis of dissecting aneurysm been established, and yet the authors felt that the clinical
DAVID P, MCPEAK EM, VIVAS-SALAS E, WHITE PD. DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA:: A REVIEW OF 17 AUTOPSIED CASES OF ACUTE DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA ENCOUNTERED AT THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL FROM 1937 TO 1946 INCLUSIVE, EIGHT OF WHICH WERE CORRECTLY DIAGNOSED ANTE MORTEM1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:405–419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-3-405
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(3):405-419.
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