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July 8, 1950

RUPTURE OF PULMONARY ANEURYSM ACCOMPANYING PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUSOccurrence in a 67 Year Old Woman

Author Affiliations

Milwaukee

Associate fellows of the American College of Physicians (Drs. Lindert and Correll).; From the Medical Service of Milwaukee County General Hospital and the Department of Medicine of Marquette University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1950;143(10):888-891. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910450028008
Abstract

The rupture of a pulmonary aneurysm has been infrequently reported. More unusual is its occurrence secondary to patent ductus arteriosus in a patient who is beyond the age of 67. The concomitant finding of a dissecting aneurysm of the thoracic aorta is of extreme interest. This combination of major vascular lesions is most unusual and warrants presentation.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was a 67 year old white woman who was admitted for the last time to Milwaukee County General Hospital on Sept. 5, 1943 with headaches, mental confusion and severe bouts of dizziness of about twenty-four hours' duration. Past history revealed that the patient had been known to be hypertensive since 1928, at which time she had first had headaches and dizzy spells. Since 1934 she had been observed in the Out-Patient Medical Department of the Milwaukee County Dispensary, where she had been treated for benign hypertension.Her first

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