Multiple acute aortic dissection in a young adult.

Kosai NR, and Reynu R, and Abdikarim M, and Jasman MH, and Taher MM, and Idris MA, and Harunarashid H, (2014) Multiple acute aortic dissection in a young adult. Medicine & Health, 9 (2). pp. 143-149. ISSN 1823-2140


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The diagnosis of aortic dissection in a young adult in the absence of atherosclerosis or prior history of trauma is extremely rare. The presence of more than one arterial dissection site in such a patient is even more unheard of. We highlight a case of spontaneous multiple acute arterial dissections occurring in a 32-year-old male. Stanford B aortic dissection and a separate dissection extending from the bifurcation of the right common iliac artery to the right common femoral artery was noted on computed tomographic angiography (CTA). A small aneurysm of the right subclavian artery was also noted. A two-stage hybrid procedure involving a combination of open and endovascular surgery was employed. The rarity and lethality of this condition warrants a high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and prompt intervention.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:aortic aneurysm; aortic dissection; endovascular procedure; mortality.
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:8287
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:20 Feb 2015 15:40
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:46

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