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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

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Abstract

CONTI, Daniel Oliveira De; DIAS, Ricardo Ribeiro; FIORELLI, Alfredo Inácio  and  STOLF, Noedir A. G.. Ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.1, pp. 128-130. ISSN 0102-7638.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76382011000100022.

It is reported a ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in a 25-year-old systemic lupus erythematosus woman who underwent 19 years steroid therapy. She was treated with 2 endovascular stent-grafts, discharged from hospital 13 days after the procedure in good health. Three months later she returned with hemorrhagic shock due to high digestive hemorrhage secondary to an aortic-esophageal fistula. She underwent to an open emergency surgery, and died during the post-operative period.

Keywords : Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic; Stents.

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