Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer - ascending aorta

Case contributed by Dr Jens Christian Fischer


Sudden onset chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the ascending aorta with mediastinal hematoma and compression of the pulmonary artery.

Case Discussion

This patient underwent surgery with successful replacement of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch. Unfortunately, patient succumbed 2 weeks later secondary to multi-organ failure.

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Case information

rID: 12810
Published: 12th Jan 2011
Last edited: 18th Jan 2020
System: Chest, Vascular
Tag: aorta, pau
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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