Cocaine-induced intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta

Eugenio Neri, Thomas Toscano, Massimo Massetti, Gianni Capannini, Giacomo Frati, Carlo Sassi

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We report the case of a 35-year-old man who presented at our institution with intramural aortic hematoma shortly after inhaling cocaine and smoking crack cocaine. To our knowledge, such a case has not previously been reported in the English medical literature. Problems of diagnosis and the mechanisms of intramural hematoma and aortic dissection are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Aorta/drug effects
  • Aortic diseases/etiology
  • Cocaine/adverse effects
  • Crack cocaine/adverse effects
  • Hematoma/diagnosis/etiology/therapy
  • Substance-related disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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