Chronic dissection of the thoracic aorta in a patient with tuberculous pleuro-pericarditis

J. B. Nachega, B. Vandercam, Y. D'Udekem, R. Verhelst, L. Jacquet, R. Dion, M. Goenen

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Abstract

We describe a case of chronic dissection of thoracic aorta presumed to be due to tuberculosis from pleuro-pericarditis foci and who was cured by antituberculous therapy and surgery. With the recent increase of tuberculosis cases, tuberculous aortitis might become less rare and the clinicians should suspect this diagnosis in subjects with aortic dissection and history of tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Volume53
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998

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Nachega, J. B., Vandercam, B., D'Udekem, Y., Verhelst, R., Jacquet, L., Dion, R., & Goenen, M. (1998). Chronic dissection of the thoracic aorta in a patient with tuberculous pleuro-pericarditis. Acta Clinica Belgica, 53(1), 53-54.