Cocaine-induced intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta

Massimo Massetti, E Neri, T Toscano, G Capannini, G Frati, C. Sassi

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Abstract

We report the case of a 35-year-old man who presented at our institution with intramural aortic hematoma shortly after inhaling cocaine and smoking crack cocaine. To our knowledge, such a case has not previously been reported in the English medical literature. Problems of diagnosis and the mechanisms of intramural hematoma and aortic dissection are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume28
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aorta
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Cocaine-Related Disorders
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Hematoma
  • Humans
  • Male

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