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Recurrent and fatal haemoptysis caused by an atheromatous abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  1. M T Villar,
  2. J Wiggins,
  3. B Corrin,
  4. T W Evans
  1. Department of Thoracic Medicine, Westminster Hospital, London.


    A 74 year old woman presented with a two month history of recurrent small hemoptyses and died after a subsequent massive haemoptysis. At postmortem examination the source of bleeding was found to be a leaking saccular, atheromatous abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had ruptured through the diaphragm into the lower lobe of the right lung.

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