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ANEURYSM OF THE LOWER ABDOMINAL AORTA WITH RUPTURE IN A SIXTEEN MONTH OLD INFANT

THOMAS A. GIBSON, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(6):654-658. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020290077008.
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A NEURYSMS occurring in childhood are considered to be rare. In reviewing all cases of patients with aneurysms treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from its opening until January 1922, Reid1 reported 142 cases, in none of which the condition occurred in children. In a review of 580 cases of dissecting aneurysms of the aorta Schnitker and Bayer2 found 141 of the patients to have been under 40 years of age. Included in this study were cases reported by Bronson and Sutherland3 of the occurrence of aneurysm in a boy 4½ years old, by von Rokitansky,4 in a boy of 8 years; by Oppenheimer,5 in a girl of 9 years, and by Wasastjerna,6 in a boy of 13 years. In this entire series no mention was made of abdominal aortic aneurysm, 70 per cent of the aneurysms being of the ascending aorta. Calvin and

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