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Case report
Acute onset of chronic aortic dissection presenting as abdominal pain

Shi-Min Yuan, Salis Tager
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):168-171.

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Vol 67, No 2 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-02-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A 54-year-old male patient developed acute onset of chronic aortic dissection manifesting as primarily abdominal pain. A prompt diagnosis was made and urgent surgery was carried out successfully under profound hypothermic circulatory arrest. Prompt surgery is mandatory for such patients in order to prevent abrupt rupture. The awareness of possible aortic dissection is the key point leading to an early diagnosis in patients with atypical presentations.

Abstract

A 54-year-old male patient developed acute onset of chronic aortic dissection manifesting as primarily abdominal pain. A prompt diagnosis was made and urgent surgery was carried out successfully under profound hypothermic circulatory arrest. Prompt surgery is mandatory for such patients in order to prevent abrupt rupture. The awareness of possible aortic dissection is the key point leading to an early diagnosis in patients with atypical presentations.
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Keywords

aortic dissection; abdominal pain; aortic surgery; computed tomographic imaging; hypothermic circulatory arrest

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Title

Case report
Acute onset of chronic aortic dissection presenting as abdominal pain

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)

Pages

168-171

Published online

2009-02-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):168-171.

Keywords

aortic dissection
abdominal pain
aortic surgery
computed tomographic imaging
hypothermic circulatory arrest

Authors

Shi-Min Yuan
Salis Tager

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