DAVID W. LEVIN, M.D.; WILMER H. RANDEL JR., M.D.; FRANK RATNER, M.D.
The syndrome of rupture of an aortic aneurysm into a pulmonary artery is extremely rare: only 90-odd cases have been reported to date. Antemortem diagnosis is even rarer, because clinicians have not had the entity sufficiently brought to mind. The following case is reported, primarily, to emphasize the existence of this pathologic condition, to point out that the diagnosis can be made prior to death, and to show how such a diagnosis can be made; and secondarily, to add one more case to the world literature which, as noted above, is minimal.
A 38 year old Negro male
LEVIN DW, RANDEL WH, RATNER F. ACQUIRED ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA BETWEEN THE AORTA AND A PULMONARY ARTERY: REPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH RUPTURE OF A SYPHILITIC AORTIC ANEURYSM WAS RESPONSIBLE1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:601–610. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-3-601
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(3):601-610.
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