Title

Aortic Dissection Presenting as Leg Pain

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

6-1-2020

Keywords

aortic dissection, common iliac artery occlusion, thromboembolism, ct angiogram

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine

Abstract

A female in her mid-sixties presented to the emergency department with the chief complaint of leg pain. After evaluation, she was found to have a rapidly progressing aortic dissection resulting in an occlusion of the right common iliac artery. The authors highlight the variable presentations of acute aortic dissection, beyond classic tearing chest pain.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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