Aggressive Progression of Penetrating Atheromatous Ulcer of the Descending Thoracic Aorta

Authors

  • C. Sai Krishna
  • John D. Grizzard
  • Derek R. Brinster

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111172

Abstract

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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Published

2012-06-14

How to Cite

Krishna, C. S., Grizzard, J. D., & Brinster, D. R. (2012). Aggressive Progression of Penetrating Atheromatous Ulcer of the Descending Thoracic Aorta. The Heart Surgery Forum, 15(3), E174-E176. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111172

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