Dissecting Aneurysm of the Aorta Secondary to Tuberculous Aortitis
Tuberculous aortitis is rare, only 29 cases having previously been reported. The first known case of dissecting aneurysm of the aorta secondary to tuberculous aortitis is described. The site of dissection was in the adventitia instead of the usual location in the media. The possibility of gradual aortic dissection without the classical acute picture is emphasized.
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