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Acute aortic dissection provoked by sneeze: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16189052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The response of the abdominal viscera and the contraction of the intercostal muscles during the respiratory phase of sneezing increases intrathoracic pressure, which may lead to several complications. However, there are no reports in the literature concerning aortic dissection after sneezing. We report a patient in whom the development of dissection was secondary to sneezing, although hypertension was present as a risk factor, and we discuss the relationship between sneezing and aortic dissection. To our knowledge, this is the first report of aortic dissection provoked by sneezing in the literature.
A Baydin; M S Nural; H Güven; T Deniz; F Bildik; A Karaduman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-28     Completed Date:  2006-02-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  756-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology*,  radiography
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology*,  radiography
Hypertension / complications
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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