Acute-on-chronic type B aortic dissection presenting as cauda equina syndrome

Abstract

A 60-year-old woman transferred with suspected cauda equina syndrome lacked lower extremity pulses on arrival. She rapidly developed visceral malperfusion due to underlying type B aortic dissection, necessitating aortic fenestration with thrombectomy. Despite misdiagnosis and delayed treatment, she could ambulate 1 year postoperatively. Aortic dissection… (More)

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@inproceedings{Madenci2013AcuteonchronicTB, title={Acute-on-chronic type B aortic dissection presenting as cauda equina syndrome}, author={Arin L Madenci and Justin Zaghi and Michael D. Paul and Karen Ho}, year={2013} }