Sub-Saharan African Journal of Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148--151

A case of Stanford type B acute aortic dissection presenting as acute abdomen


Peter Dodo Yakubu1, Narendra Nath Khanna2, Emmanuel Auchi Edafe2, Suparna Rao2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna, Nigeria
2 Interventional Cardiology & Vascular Interventions, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Peter Dodo Yakubu
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna
Nigeria

Acute aortic dissection is a medical emergency with high mortality. It presents mostly with typical features of sudden onset chest pain that is tearing in nature and radiates to the back, neck, or the abdomen. However, it may present with atypical features like abdominal pain, nonspecific abdominal or chest discomfort, altered bowel habit, vomiting, and features of acute renal dysfunction leading to diagnostic dilenma. These atypical features are mostly reported in western population. We report a case of 48-year old man with Stanford type B acute aortic dissection that was initially diagnosed as acute abdomen.


How to cite this article:
Yakubu PD, Khanna NN, Edafe EA, Rao S. A case of Stanford type B acute aortic dissection presenting as acute abdomen.Sub-Saharan Afr J Med 2019;6:148-151


How to cite this URL:
Yakubu PD, Khanna NN, Edafe EA, Rao S. A case of Stanford type B acute aortic dissection presenting as acute abdomen. Sub-Saharan Afr J Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 23 ];6:148-151
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