Aortic Dissection in a Young Patient With Unsuspected Aortopathy.
Aortic dissection is often a fatal condition if not recognized and treated emergently. Fortunately, it is extremely rare in children and adolescents. We report a case of an adolescent boy who survived an aortic dissection due to severe aortic root dilation. A comprehensive history and physical examination, including family history, can facilitate an early diagnosis of connective tissue diseases, such as Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS).
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Perez, Y., Qureshi, M. Y., Babovic-Vuksanovic, D., & Cannon, B. (2023). Aortic Dissection in a Young Patient With Unsuspected Aortopathy. Pediatrics, 152(2), e2022057694. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-057694
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics