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Aortic dissection complicated by a mediastinal hematoma and hemoptysis

Prasad, A; Shotliff, K (1994) Aortic dissection complicated by a mediastinal hematoma and hemoptysis. POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL, 70 (829). 821 - 822 (2). ISSN 0032-5473
SGUL Authors: Prasad, Abhiram

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Abstract

The patient A 76 year old hypertensive woman presented with massive haemoptysis and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Investigations A chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) were performed. Comment In the majority of cases of thoracic aortic dissection, the predominant presenting symptom is chest pain, occurring in over 90% ofcases. Haemoptysis is a rare but well-documented complication, occurring in 6% of cases.' It may rarely be the sole presenting feature2 and may occur in association with a mediastinal haematoma.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PubMed ID: 7824417
Keywords: Aged, Aneurysm, Dissecting, Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic, Female, Hematoma, Hemoptysis, Humans, Mediastinal Diseases, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Medicine, General & Internal, General & Internal Medicine
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS)
Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS) > Cardiac (INCCCA)
Journal or Publication Title: POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN: 0032-5473
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1 November 1994Published
Web of Science ID: WOS:A1994PU26900011
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URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/101890

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