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March 21, 1977

Esophageal Infarction Complicating Spontaneous Rupture of the Thoracic Aorta

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vt.

JAMA. 1977;237(12):1233-1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270390049026

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)