Acute aortic dissection with painless paraplegia : report of 2 cases

Department of Emergency Medicine, Yeditepe University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
The American journal of emergency medicine (Impact Factor: 1.15). 07/2008; 26(5):631.e3-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.09.020
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ABSTRACT Acute aortic dissection is often a life-threatening event that usually presents as a sudden, severe, exquisitely painful, ripping sensation in the chest or back. There are a few reports of atypical findings or no pain in the literature. We report 2 patients with painless acute aortic dissection who presented to the emergency department (ED) with sudden onset paraplegia.

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