PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.57, no.6, pp.1169-1171, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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abdominal pain, acute abdomen, aortic dissection, children, computed tomography, MANAGEMENT, DIAGNOSIS
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.