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Tuberculous pseudoaneurysm (TPA) of the aorta is a rare complication of tuberculosis.1–5 Rupture of TPA into the digestive tract is even rarer, with only a few cases being reported in the literature.4 Clinical awareness of TPA of the aorta is imperative as prompt therapy with a combination of surgery and antituberculous therapy with follow-up has shown excellent results in this otherwise fatal condition.1
A 60-year-old male patient presented with massive haematemesis and died suddenly. At autopsy, the thoracic aorta showed a 2 cm ragged tear with formation of a 4×3 cm outpouching that appeared to be walled off by fibrous …
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