Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta and arch.

  title={Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta and arch.},
  author={Kwang Ree Cho and Anthony W. Stanson and D Donald Potter and Kenneth J. Cherry and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Thoralf M. Sundt},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={1393-9; discussion 1399-1401}
OBJECTIVE The clinical behavior of penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers of the aorta is controversial. We reviewed our experience with this entity over a 25-year interval. METHODS Cases were identified using the Department of Radiology database searching for the diagnoses of aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, or penetrating ulcer between 1977 and 2002. Available imaging studies were reviewed by a vascular radiologist to confirm the diagnosis of penetrating ulcer and perform serial… CONTINUE READING


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