Aortic Dissection in an 11-Year-Old Boy: Case Report

Document Type : Case Report


Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, IR Iran.


We describe a young boy with epigastric pains and transiently altered consciousness, admitted for surgery. After cardiology consultation and transthoracic echocardiography, a distal type aortic dissection was diagnosed. Computed tomography angiography for the evaluation of the aortic dissection was performed. Given the patient’s hemodynamically stable state and the distal type of the aortic dissection, he was discharged with medical follow-up.


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