Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
Case Reports
Rupture of a Pseudo Aneurysm of the Abdominal Aorta in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Takashi AndoHaruo MakuuchiYosuke KitanakaHirotaka Koizumi
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2011 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 198-200

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has an impact on all systems of the body, including the cardiovascular system. A 54-year-old man presented with abdominal pain. Enhanced computed tomography revealed rupture of a pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta. After surgery, the patient tested positive for HIV. Histological examination of the resected aorta showed leukocytoclastic vasculitis, a characteristic feature of HIV-related vasculitis.

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