JAMES L. GERMAN, M.D.; CHARLES L. GREEN, M.D.
Difficulty in diagnosis as well as in treatment is to be expected in cases such as the following, which is reported as a rare complication of tuberculosis. In a case of aneurysm of the aorta of obscure etiology it is to be recalled that a tuberculous process may involve that vessel.
A 36 year old Negro man entered the Surgical Service of the Veterans Hospital, McKinney, Texas, in moderate distress from abdominal pain but not apparently an "emergency." He died suddenly 18 hours after admission. One month prior to admission he had experienced the sudden onset of epigastric
GERMAN JL, GREEN CL. FATAL RUPTURE OF A TUBERCULOUS AORTIC ANEURYSM: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:698–702. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-4-698
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(4):698-702.
Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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