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Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2013 Sep;16(5):557-63. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0b013e3283638ed1.
Author Address: Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. email@example.com
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5310Author: Pham, T. V. and Nable, J. V.
Title: Aortic dissection presenting with pancreatitis
Journal: Am J Emerg Med
Pages: 1153 e1-2
Short Title: Aortic dissection presenting with pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: The American journal of emergency medicine
ISSN: 1532-8171 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23602744
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/complications/*radiography
*Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Abstract: Aortic dissections can be challenging to diagnose in the emergency department (ED) because patients can present with a variety of complaints. We present a case involving a woman with multiple comorbidities, who had experienced intermittent abdominal pain for several months, which worsened in the days leading up to her ED visit. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis based on her history and blood work but, incidentally, on computed tomographic scan, also was found to have a Stanford type B aortic dissection. Her dissection and pancreatitis were managed medically with tight blood pressure control without the need for surgical intervention. Several case studies associating acute aortic dissection with acute pancreatitis have been published, but it remains unclear whether these 2 conditions have a causal relationship.
Notes: Pham, Thuy V
Nable, Jose V
Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Jul;31(7):1153.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.02.034. Epub 2013 Apr 17.