Unusual presenting of acute aortic dissection due to penetrating atheromatous ulcer


Atas H. , Durmus E., SÜNBÜL M. , BİRKAN Y. , ÖZBEN SADIÇ B.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.32, sa.7, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.01.019
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Özet

Penetrating atheromatous ulcer (PAU) is an atherosclerotic ulcer penetrating the internal elastic lamina of the aortic wall causing a hematoma within the media layer of aorta. They are commonly located in the descending aorta of the elderly and hypertensive patients. They may rarely be complicated by aortic dissection. We report a relative young normotensive patient presenting with acute aortic dissection due to PAU located in the ascending aorta.