L. FELDMAN, M.D.
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Much interest has developed in the diagnosis of dissecting aortic aneurysm. Although up to about a decade ago this vascular disease was merely a postmortem surprise, now it is frequently recognized clinically. Physicians are rapidly becoming more aware of the possibility of a dissecting aneurysm when considering the differential diagnosis of sudden severe pain in the chest, especially in hypertensive patients.
Changes in the medial layer of the aorta are usually found. The nature of these changes may be different in various cases, but they are important for the formation of the dissection. The typical medionecrosis of Erdheim1 is
FELDMAN L. DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA: TWO CASES WITH UNUSUAL ONSETS*. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:728–742. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):728-742.
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