Ascending aortic aneurysm in a man with scleroderma

Robert R. Attaran, David Guarraia

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Abstract

Macrovascular involvement in scleroderma has received relatively little attention. We hereby describe a 5.6-cm ascending aortic aneurysm in a 56-year-old man presenting with increased dyspnea, diagnosed with antibody-negative, rapidly progressive diffuse cutaneous scleroderma. The patient had sclerosis and induration of all extremities, face, thorax and abdomen. Other features included Raynaud's phenomenon, arthralgia, dysphagia, dyspnea attributed to pulmonary fibrosis, pericardial effusion, and cardiomyopathy. To the best of our knowledge, there is only one other report to date in the English language of a thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with scleroderma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1027-1028
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Aortic Aneurysm
Dyspnea
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Diffuse Scleroderma
Raynaud Disease
Pericardial Effusion
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Arthralgia
Sclerosis
Deglutition Disorders
Cardiomyopathies
Abdomen
Language
Thorax
Extremities
Skin
Antibodies

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Ascending aortic aneurysm in a man with scleroderma. / Attaran, Robert R.; Guarraia, David.

In: Clinical Rheumatology, Vol. 26, No. 6, 06.2007, p. 1027-1028.

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Attaran, Robert R. ; Guarraia, David. / Ascending aortic aneurysm in a man with scleroderma. In: Clinical Rheumatology. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 1027-1028.
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