Ruptured Aortic Aneurism

Clinical History

No clinical details.

Pathology

The heart displays both ventricles from the posterior aspect. There is a prominent saccular dilatation of the ascending aorta which shows several atherosclerotic plaques and posteriorly is seen to be ruptured. Both ventricles are hypertrophied. The coronary arteries together with the aortic and tricuspid valves are normal. This is an example of a ruptured aneurism of the aorta.