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IgG4-related aortitis mimicking intramural hematoma [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2016; 16(9): 728-729 | DOI: 10.14744/AnatolJCardiol.2016.7185

IgG4-related aortitis mimicking intramural hematoma

Gamze Babur Güler1, Emir Cantürk2, Ekrem Güler1, Gülbin Oran3, Gültekin Günhan Demir1, Atıf Akçevin2, İrfan Barutçu1
1Departments of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Medipol University; İstanbul-Turkey
2Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Medipol University; İstanbul-Turkey
3Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Medipol University; İstanbul-Turkey

Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) are life-threatening conditions, and despite advances in imaging techniques, their diagnosis and treatment remain challenging. While intramural hematoma is much less common than acute aortic dissection (AD), which is the most common form of AAS, they have similar mortality rates (1). On the other hand, aortitis may mimic intramural hematoma (IMH) due to radiologic similarity and, thus, may lead to misdiagnosis and treatment.
Here, we describe an IgG4-related aortitis case mimicking intramural hematoma (IMH) due to radiologic image and presenting with chest pain and severe aortic regurgitation.


Gamze Babur Güler, Emir Cantürk, Ekrem Güler, Gülbin Oran, Gültekin Günhan Demir, Atıf Akçevin, İrfan Barutçu. IgG4-related aortitis mimicking intramural hematoma. Anatol J Cardiol. 2016; 16(9): 728-729

Corresponding Author: Gamze Babur Güler, Türkiye