A Painless Thoracic Aortic Dissection

Mahmoud, Youssef and Shalaby, Tamer and Rashid, Nazia (2016) A Painless Thoracic Aortic Dissection. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (6). ISSN 2284-2594

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Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) has a very high mortality rate and is often missed due to the atypical presentation of patients. We present a case of a man with chronic hypertension, atrial fibrillation (AF) (on regular warfarin) and a previous endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), who presented with dyspepsia and was incidentally found to have a ruptured distal thoracic aneurysm on imaging with no obvious clinical signs on examination, nor abnormalities on admission chest x-ray (CXR).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thoracic Aortic Dissection, CT Aortogram, D-dimer, EVAR
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 15:00
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15195

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