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J Emerg Med. 2002 Feb;22(2):179-83.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage and isolated atresia of the aortic arch.

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Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90801, USA.


The case of a 14 year old boy with subarachnoid hemorrhage and atresia of the aorta without patent ductus arteriosus or intracardiac shunt is described. This case calls attention to the possibility of aortic obstruction in adolescents or young adults with hypertensive stroke. The clinical symptoms, radiographic findings, and surgical repair of isolated aortic interruption, including atresia, are discussed.

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