Spontaneous Bleeding from Multiple Intercostal Arteries in a Patient with Coarctation of the Aorta. The Annals of thoracic surgery Wightman, S. C., Wang, Y. n., Rohr, A. M., Greene, C. L., Hwang, G. L., Watkins, A. C., Lui, N. S. 2020


A 59-year-old man with a history of coarctation repair, mechanical aortic valve, and warfarin therapy presented with right flank pain. Computerized tomography (CT) scan showed a large hematoma encircling an intact descending thoracic aorta. CT angiogram demonstrated multiple areas of intercostal artery extravasation. Interventional radiology performed angiography and embolization. His course was complicated by an effusion and hypoxia; but no further bleeding was noted. We hypothesize coarctation association aneurysms and potential vessel wall weakness and as cause of hematoma in our case. We present the first case with history of repaired coarctation with multiple spontaneous intercostal artery aneurysmal rupture.

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