Case 15-1999

Lilly, Craig M.; Mark, Eugene J.
May 1999
New England Journal of Medicine;05/20/99, Vol. 340 Issue 20, p1571
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a medical case study of a 77 year old man admitted for episodes of syncope and hemoptysis. The patient's medical history is presented, highlighting incidences of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary artery disease and others. Symptoms of persistent pain in the chest and unconsciousness are reported. Results of laboratory tests on urine and blood chemistry are given along with radiography scans. The clinical diagnosis is presented of a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta with aortobronchopulmonary fistula.


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