Journal article

Chronic dissection of the thoracic aorta in a patient with tuberculous pleuro-pericarditis

JB Nachega, B Vandercam, Y d'Udekem, R Verhelst, L Jacquet, R Dion, M Goenen

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA | ACTA CLINICA BELGICA | Published : 1998

Abstract

We describe a case of chronic dissection of thoracic aorta presumed to be due to tuberculosis from pleuro-pericarditis foci and who was cured by antituberculous therapy and surgery. With the recent increase of tuberculosis cases, tuberculous aortitis might become less rare and the clinicians should suspect this diagnosis in subjects with aortic dissection and history of tuberculosis.