Ascending aortic dissection associated with primary sarcoma of the aorta. Clinical report

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Primary tumors of the aorta are extremely rare and have been associated with aortic dissection, being the intimal sarcoma very aggressive with a propensity to metastasize early. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, surgical resection may be curative, however the prognosis remains dismal, with death resulting in most patients. We describe a case of type A aortic dissection, with a intramural hematoma, associated with intimal sarcoma, in a young patient, presenting with a cerebral hematoma, ultimately resulting in the patient's death.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)87-9
JournalRevista Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular : Orgao Oficial Da Sociedade Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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