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What could cause arrotid artery sudden break

05/11/2004

Question:

A 72 yr femal patient without any vascular diagnoses, suddenly her arrotid artey broke flooded bleeding into lung(a couple of liters) caused her death within minutes. The direcor of the CTU with 25 yrs exps shocked afer treating this accident. What could be the cause of this bleeding. Great thanks

Answer:

There is no artery named "arrotid". Are you referring to the carotid or the aorta? I would need that clarified before I could answer the question. Thank you.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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