Acute aortic dissection mimicking acute abdomen in a 14-year-old boy


Besli G. E. , Durakbasa C. U. , YILDIRIM S., Acar M., CAKIR B.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.57, no.6, pp.1169-1171, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12709
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1169-1171

Abstract

Aortic dissection is extremely rare in children. Although it usually presents with severe chest pain, atypical clinical presentations mimicking various illnessesmay causemisdiagnosis. In this report, the case of a 14-year-old boy with symptoms suggestive of acute abdomen, which was finally diagnosed as aortic dissection, is discussed.