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Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Sep-Oct;27(5):624-7. Epub 2006 Aug 30.

Life-threatening aortic dissection with cardiac tamponade in a healthy 15-year-old male.

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Ormskirk District General Hospital, 32 Kendrick's Fold, Rainhill, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 9LX, UK. Thattakkat@aol.com

Abstract

We present a case of aortic dissection with shock due to cardiac tamponade in a previously healthy 15-year-old male. The diagnosis was suspected and confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography before transfer to the cardiothoracic unit for successful surgical intervention. Because it is a rare life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate in the pediatric population, a very high index of suspicion is required to reach the clinical diagnosis in a timely manner and institute appropriate surgical management.

PMID:
16944331
DOI:
10.1007/s00246-006-1354-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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