When it comes to “ulcer”, the first thing that everyone thinks of is the stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer. In fact, in addition to the digestive system, the cardiovascular system will also have a long ulcer, called “aortic ulcer.”
The aorta of the human body is divided into three layers: the inner membrane, the middle membrane and the outer membrane. Normally smooth blood vessel walls are difficult to prolong ulcers, and the problem is often the arterial wall that already has atherosclerosis. Once the atherosclerotic plaque on the aortic wall ruptures, an ulcer may form. When the ulcer penetrates the mid-membrane elastic layer, a localized hematoma can form in the middle layer of the aortic wall. This time we call it a penetrating ulcer.
This aortic ulcer is one of the acute aortic syndromes. If the patient is not treated in time, it is likely to be dangerous and even life-threatening.
Who is prone to aortic ulcers? Aortic ulcers are often seen in older patients because they are often associated with poorly controlled hypertension and multiple organ atherosclerotic diseases (such as coronary heart disease). Once a patient has chest pain, it is necessary to rule out aortic ulcers.
Now, conventional thoracic aortic enhancement CT can clearly diagnose aortic ulcers. If the diagnosis is clear, the cardiovascular surgeon can develop a treatment plan. Unlike the previous ones, the current treatment does not require a big deal. Major surgery with large trauma and hemorrhage has developed into minimally invasive interventional surgery. Most patients can undergo rehabilitation treatment two or three days after surgery.
Most patients with aortic diseases can recover smoothly and return to their normal life and work after scientific, timely and standardized treatment. Therefore, for patients, the key to the treatment of aortic ulcers is early detection and timely treatment.