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Case Report
Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of Localized Acute Aortic Intramural Hematoma: A Case Report and Literature Review
1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2017; 49: 211-213
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2017.17151
Key Words: Hematoma, endovascular procedures, ulcer
Abstract

Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is a variant of acute aortic syndrome, which can be life-threatening. Ascending aorta IMHs, particularly accompanied by penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU), can cause dissection, rupture, and cardiac tamponade. Therefore, early surgical treatment is recommended for IMHs of the ascending aorta. Herein, we present the case of a 60-year-old male patient who was on warfarin sodium treatment and in whom an IMH localized to the arcus aorta was detected incidentally via computed tomography, with the suspicion of pulmonary embolism, and an endovascular stent graft was inserted into the arcus aorta. This case highlights the importance of following ulcerated aortic plaques and suggests that IMH can be successfully treated with endovascular stent grafting.

 

 

Cite this article as: Kaya U, Colak A, Becit N, Ceviz M, Kocak H. Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of Localized Acute Aortic Intramural Hematoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Eurasian J Med 2017; 49: 211-3.

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