Acute spontaneous isolated dissection of abdominal aorta


Aortic dissection occurs when the layers of the aorta separate as a result of extra luminal cavity of blood through an intimal tear. Dissection limited to the abdominal aorta is rare. Unfortunately, the appropriate management of dissecting aneurysm of abdominal aorta is not documented yet. A 43 years old man was admitted to Al-zahra hospital in Isfahan with sudden onset of periumbilical abdominal pain. CT scan confirmed infrarenal dissection of abdominal aorta. Performing laparotomy, aorta was repaired using bifurcate collagen-coated Dacron graft. Surgical intervention with synthetic graft is recommended in patients with dissecting aortic aneurysm of infrarenal segments where the extent of dissection is limited and accessible.

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@inproceedings{Beigi2009AcuteSI, title={Acute spontaneous isolated dissection of abdominal aorta}, author={Ali Akbar Miran Beigi and Reza Eshraghi Samani}, booktitle={Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences}, year={2009} }