Intramural hematoma of the thoracic aorta in a woman with neurofibromatosis

Journal Article

The natural history and preferred approach to patients with intramural hematoma of the aorta remains controversial. We describe herein the management of the case of a 45-year-old woman with acute onset of chest pain, intramural hematoma of the arch and proximal descending aorta, and left pleural effusion. In this particular case, a nonsurgical approach led to complete recovery of the patient and documented resolution of the hematoma. © 2002 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ali, OA; Okike, N; Hogan, RG; Becker, RC

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 958 - 960

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0003-4975(01)03018-1