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Fatal pulmonary arterial dissection and sudden death as initial manifestation of primary pulmonary hypertension: A case report
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Arena، نويسنده , , Vincenzo and De Giorgio، نويسنده , , Fabio and Abbate، نويسنده , , Antonio and Capelli، نويسنده , , Arnaldo and De Mercurio، نويسنده , , Domenico and Carbone، نويسنده , , Arnaldo، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2004
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We report a rare case of sudden death due to cardiac tamponade following intrapericardial rupture of a main pulmonary artery dissecting aneurysm. On pathology examination, the pulmonary artery showed an intimal tear in an arterial wall area with reduced thickness. However, no degenerative, inflammatory or necrotic processes were evident within the vessel wall. Hypertrophy of the wall of vasa vasorum in the adventitia of the pulmonary artery was found, as well as bilaterally diffuse myointimal arterial hyperplasia of the lung vasculature. According to these findings, we conclude that pulmonary artery rupture occurred in a patient with chronic unrecognized primary pulmonary hypertension.
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Pulmonary artery , dissection , Aneurysm
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Cardiovascular Pathology
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