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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54-56

Dissection of the aorta, a rare combination of coarctation, a bicuspid aortic valve, and hypertension in a young patient


Department of Medicine, Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrahman Aldousari
MRCPI, Department of Medicine, Al-Sabah Hospital, P.O. Box 4078, 13041 Kuwait City
Kuwait
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.7123/01.EJIM.0000419548.11504.22

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Aortic dissection is an uncommon but very lethal disease. Majority of cases are found in elderly patients with a history of hypertension. Young patients usually have other risk factors such as vasculitis, Marfan syndrome, unrecognized coarctation of the aorta, and a bicuspid aortic valve. We present a case of a young patient who presented with epigastric pain mimicking peptic ulcer disease that was later on proved to be type B dissection of the aorta. The patient had a unique combination of hypertension, a bicuspid aortic valve, and postductal coarctation.



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