JULIUS R. PEARSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. STERLING NICHOL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Syphilitic aortic aneurysms appear with sufficient frequency to be easily recognizable. There is a multitude of complications occurring in combination with this entity, however, which present pictures that are less readily diagnosed. Among the most obscure is the syndrome produced by compression of the pulmonary artery by such an aneurysm, with the production of chronic cor pulmonale.
The rarity of this symptom complex is evidenced by the relatively few descriptions of it in the literature or in collections of specimens. Since 1811, 88 cases have been reported, as compared to the countless numbers of syphilitic aortic aneurysms that have been
PEARSON JR, NICHOL ES. THE SYNDROME OF COMPRESSION OF THE PULMONARY ARTERY BY A SYPHILITIC AORTIC ANEURYSM RESULTING IN CHRONIC COR PULMONALE, WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:483–492. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-483
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