An 81-year-old man suffered a spontaneous rupture of the thoracic aorta through an atheromatous plaque, leading to total dysphagia and eventual esophageal infarction.
(JAMA 237:1233-1234, 1977)
Lee KR, Stark E, Shaw FE. Esophageal Infarction Complicating Spontaneous Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta. JAMA. 1977;237(12):1233–1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270390049026
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