WILLIAM C. SCHRAFT JR., M.D.; JAMES R. LISA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dissecting aneurysm of the aorta is a fairly common finding at the autopsy table. Its incidence has been reported as approximately one in 400 necropsies. At City Hospital there have been 16 cases autopsied in the past 22 years, a ratio of approximately one in 355 necropsies. Nearly 800 cases have been described in the literature. So far as could be determined, multiple distant embolizations due to mural thrombi located at the site of intimal rupture have not previously been observed. This communication is the report of such a case.
The patient was a white woman, 64 years
SCHRAFT WC, LISA JR. DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA WITH PERIPHERAL EMBOLIZATION: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:507–510. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-507
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