Fatal aortic rupture during balloon dilatation of recoarctation

Seshadri Balaji, R. Oommen, P. G. Rees

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Abstract

In an eight year old boy with a patch aortoplasty, the aorta ruptured during balloon angioplasty for recoarctation. At necropsy a 1.5 cm long, full thickness tear and a separate, smaller, intimal tear were found. Histological examination showed thinning of the elastic laminae of the aorta. Angioplasty for recoarctation may be dangerous in patients with a patch aortoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-101
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Heart Journal
Volume65
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Aortic Rupture
Aorta
Dilatation
Tunica Intima
Balloon Angioplasty
Tears
Angioplasty

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Fatal aortic rupture during balloon dilatation of recoarctation. / Balaji, Seshadri; Oommen, R.; Rees, P. G.

In: British Heart Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, 1991, p. 100-101.

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Balaji, S, Oommen, R & Rees, PG 1991, 'Fatal aortic rupture during balloon dilatation of recoarctation', British Heart Journal, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 100-101.
Balaji, Seshadri ; Oommen, R. ; Rees, P. G. / Fatal aortic rupture during balloon dilatation of recoarctation. In: British Heart Journal. 1991 ; Vol. 65, No. 2. pp. 100-101.
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