S. FRED KAUFMAN, M.D.; JAMES W. MARKHAM, M.D.
The so-called "adult type" of coarctation of the thoracic aorta is a relatively uncommon congenital abnormality. The incidence of this condition has been reported by Reifenstein, Levine and Gross1 as being one in every 3,000 autopsies. The association of this disorder with rupture of a cerebral artery aneurysm in the same individual has been well recognized and was recently documented by Wright.2
Coarctation of the abdominal aorta is an extremely rare condition. This is the second case to be reported of the simultaneous occurrence of a coarctation of the abdominal aorta with a cerebral artery aneurysm, and the first
KAUFMAN SF, MARKHAM JW. COARCTATION OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA WITH DEATH FROM RUPTURE OF AN ANEURYSM OF A CEREBRAL ARTERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:418–426. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-2-418
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(2):418-426.
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