ISRAEL STEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; B. P. SAMMONS
Angiocardiography has made possible the diagnosis of congenital and acquired unperforated aortic sinus aneurysms.1-3 The congenital type is apparently much more common than was previously suspected. In arachnodactyly, for example, five cases of aneurysmal dilatation of the aortic sinuses were recently reported, three in adults,4 and in identical twins, aged two years.5 Five reports of congenital aortic sinus aneurysms associated with coarctation of the aorta have also been previously published.6-8 Another with a closely related condition, pseudocoarctation, has also been recorded.9
Two new cases of coarctation of the aorta with aneurysmal dilatation of the aortic sinuses are herein described. The
STEINBERG I, SAMMONS BP. ANEURYSMAL DILATATION OF THE AORTIC SINUSES IN COARCTATION OF THE AORTA: REPORT OF TWO NEW CASES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE12. Ann Intern Med. ;49:922–934. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-4-922
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(4):922-934.
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