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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(10), 338-343
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-10-9
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Aortic Dissection with Hemopericardium and Thrombosed Left Common Iliac Artery Presenting as Acute Limb Ischemia: A Case Report and Review

Vinod Namana1, , Ram Balasubramanian1, Pramod Theetha Kariyanna2, Rajeswer Sarasam1, Sruthi Namana1 and Vijay Shetty1

1Department of Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2Department of Internal Medicine, Downstate Medical center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Pub. Date: September 16, 2015

Cite this paper:
Vinod Namana, Ram Balasubramanian, Pramod Theetha Kariyanna, Rajeswer Sarasam, Sruthi Namana and Vijay Shetty. Aortic Dissection with Hemopericardium and Thrombosed Left Common Iliac Artery Presenting as Acute Limb Ischemia: A Case Report and Review. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(10):338-343. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-10-9


Aim: An aortic dissection is an uncommon serious condition, which usually presents with chest pain or upper back pain. Symptoms of aortic dissection may mimic those of other diseases, often leading to delay in diagnosis. Methods: We report an unusual case of aortic dissection with hemopericardium and thrombosed left common iliac artery presenting as acute limb ischemia. Conclusion: Maintaining a high index of clinical suspicion for aortic pathology could possibly lead to identification and timely management of a greater number of patients who have atypical presentations. This would be especially true for patients who have catastrophic presentations with unexplained symptoms.

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