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Acute dissection of the ascending aorta may present with chest pain and haemopericardium. The following case illustrates an unusual differential diagnosis: rupture of a very large coronary artery aneurysm, diagnosed by transoesophageal echocardiography.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cardiol

Publication Date

01/06/1998

Volume

65

Pages

115 - 117

Keywords

Aged, Aneurysm, Dissecting, Aneurysm, Ruptured, Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic, Coronary Aneurysm, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Male