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Painless aortic dissection presenting with acute ischaemic stroke and multiple organ failure.
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PMID:  21489170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon, life-threatening catastrophe, and early diagnosis is essential for the best chance of survival. Although acute onset of severe chest or back pain is the most common presenting symptom, some patients might present with atypical symptoms and findings such as acute stroke and mesenteric ischaemia related to the involving arterial segment. Establishing the diagnosis of aortic dissection can be difficult in the presence of atypical symptoms, especially in the absence of pain. Here, we report a case of acute, painless aortic dissection presenting with multiple organ failure and neurological deficits suggesting acute ischaemic stroke.
Ahmet Demircan; Ersin Aksay; Mehmet Ergin; Fikret Bildik; Ayfer Keles; Gullbin Aygencel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. EMA © 2011 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.
Departments of Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine, Gazi University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, Etlik Specialty Training and Research Hospital, Ankara Department of Emergency Medicine, Tepecik State Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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