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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Inflammatory aneurysm of the ascending aorta
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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The gold standard to clarify an acute pathology of the ascending aorta is transesophageal echocardiography or contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Neither of these methods led to the correct finding in our case of an inflammatory aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Both assessments resulted in the diagnosis of an acute dissection of the ascending aorta.
Aneurysm, Dissecting/diagnosis Aortic Aneurysm/*diagnosis/pathology/radiography/surgery/ultrasonography Aortitis/*diagnosis/pathology/radiography/surgery/ultrasonography Blood Vessel Prosthesis Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation Contrast Media Diagnosis, Differential Echocardiography, Transesophageal Elastic Tissue/pathology Follow-Up Studies Humans Lymphocytes/pathology Male Middle Aged Plasma Cells/pathology Polyethylene Terephthalates Radiographic Image Enhancement Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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