Aggressive Progression of Penetrating Atheromatous Ulcer of the Descending Thoracic Aorta

Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23298-0068, USA.
Heart Surgery Forum (Impact Factor: 0.39). 06/2012; 15(3):E174-6. DOI: 10.1532/HSF98.20111172
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The treatment of acute aortic pathologies continues to evolve with enhanced imaging capabilities. This case report highlights the rapid progression of penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer to pseudoaneurysm development and subsequent treatment with thoracic endovascular stent graft.

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