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Ischemic stroke secondary to aortic dissection following rifle butt recoil chest injury: a case report.
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PMID:  22253955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ischemic stroke secondary to aortic dissection is not uncommon. We present a patient with left hemiplegia secondary to Stanford type A aortic dissection extending to the supra-aortic vessels, which was precipitated by rifle butt recoil chest injury. The diagnosis of aortic dissection was delayed due to various factors. Finally, the patient underwent successful Bentall procedure with complete resolution of symptoms. This case emphasizes the need for caution in the use of firearms for recreation and to take precautions in preventing such incidents. In addition, this case illustrates the need for prompt cardiovascular physical examination in patients presenting with stroke.
Authors:
Mamatha Rao; Prashanth Panduranga; Mohammed Al-Mukhaini; Mahmood Al-Jufaili; John Valiath
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  2070-5204     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-18     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-40     Citation Subset:  -    
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