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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12709
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1169-1171
  • Keywords: 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.