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2017, vol. 36, iss. 4, pp. 250-253
Acute aortic dissection overlapping with herniated discs in thoracic and lumbosacral spine
aUniversity of Kragujevac, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine + Clinical Center Kragujevac, Clinic for Cardiology
bClinical Center Kragujevac, Clinic for Cardiology
cClinical Center of Serbia, Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, Belgrade
dClinical Center Kragujevac, Clinic of Pulmonology

emailrada.vucic@gmail.com
Keywords: chest pain; herniated disc; aortic dissection
Abstract
In this study we presented a patient with a chest pain, pain in thoracic and lumbosacral spine, which we supposed that they are consequence of earlier diagnosed herniated disc in thoracic and lumbosacral spine, but they masked clinical picture of aortic dissection. Pain lasted a few days, but patient had dizziness too. At admission day, patient had unconsciousness 1 minute. At first, we suspected on exacerbation of arthritis in thoracic and lumbosacral spine and possible acute coronary syndrome. Exacerbation of herniated discs in lumbosacral spine was confirmed, acute coronary syndrome was excluded, and further evaluation confirmed diagnosis of aortic dissection De Backey type 1 with pericardial hematoma which was treated by surgery.
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article language: English
document type: Case Report
DOI: 10.5937/siks1704250V
published in SCIndeks: 06/07/2018

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