Two unusual manifestations of aortic aneurysms

Clin Cardiol. 1990 Feb;13(2):132-5. doi: 10.1002/clc.4960130213.

Abstract

Pain and pulsation are common presenting features of aortic aneurysms. Massive hematemasis and ureteral obstruction represent rare clinical presentations. This report describes a patient with massive hematemesis in whom a thoracic aneurysm ruptured into the esophagus, and a second patient in whom a large abdominal aortic aneurysm caused bilateral ureteral obstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Abdominal / pathology
  • Aorta, Thoracic / pathology
  • Aortic Aneurysm / pathology*
  • Aortic Rupture / pathology*
  • Cystectomy
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Hematemesis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pyelonephritis / pathology
  • Ureter / pathology
  • Ureteral Obstruction / pathology*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / surgery
  • Urinary Diversion