Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Thrombosed Stanford Type A Dissection of the Aorta in an Elderly Patient Following a Fall
Hiroaki KAWANOMasahiko ISHIZAKIYuji KOIDEGenji TODAKatsusuke YANO
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2005 Volume 44 Issue 6 Pages 603-606

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Physical or mental exertion is an important antecedent to dissection. A fall is one of the causes of hip fracture in the elderly population. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed to have a thrombosed aortic dissection after a fall. We wish to emphasize with this case report that aortic dissection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who complain of chest discomfort after a tumbling over.

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