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Pulmonary artery rupture in pregnancy complicating patent ductus arteriosus
  1. Nicholas J Green,
  2. Terence P Rollason
  1. Department of Pathology, Birmingham Maternity Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Edgbaston, Birmingham


    Fatal haemopericardium in a 27 year old pregnant woman was caused by rupture of a dissecting aneurysm of the pulmonary artery. She had an uncorrected patent ductus arteriosus and severe pulmonary hypertension. The wall of the pulmonary artery showed atherosclerosis and cystic medionecrosis.

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