Multiple idiopathic arterial aneurysms masquerading as aortic dissection

Kushal Naha, G. Vivek, Ranjan K. Shetty, Lorraine Simone Dias

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We report the case of a 58-year-old lady who presented with abdominal pain and backache. Although initial evaluation was strongly suggestive of abdominal aortic dissection, she was ultimately found to have multiple arterial aneurysms. Work-up for underlying vasculitis was negative. Surgical repair was planned and the patient was referred to a cardiovascular surgeon. This case highlights the importance of careful radiological assessment in patients with suspected aortic dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number008030
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 29-04-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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