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Aortic dissection: To be or not to be?


1 Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Max Healthcare Institute, Delhi, India
2 London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Max Healthcare Institute, Delhi, India

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Kanwar Aditya Baloria
Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Max Healthcare Institute, 2, Press Enclave Road, Saket, New Delhi - 110 017
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.109761

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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-128

 

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Patients with acute aortic dissection present with such varied symptoms that diagnosis becomes difficult. Various imaging techniques like computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography are used to diagnose this entity, but they too have their limitations. We present a case, which was falsely diagnosed as acute aortic dissection by CTA, which resulted in patient undergoing sternotomy.






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1 Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Max Healthcare Institute, Delhi, India
2 London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Max Healthcare Institute, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kanwar Aditya Baloria
Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Max Healthcare Institute, 2, Press Enclave Road, Saket, New Delhi - 110 017
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.109761

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Patients with acute aortic dissection present with such varied symptoms that diagnosis becomes difficult. Various imaging techniques like computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography are used to diagnose this entity, but they too have their limitations. We present a case, which was falsely diagnosed as acute aortic dissection by CTA, which resulted in patient undergoing sternotomy.






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