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2021 Jan 06

World J Clin Cases



Type A aortic dissection developed after type B dissection with the presentation of shoulder pain: A case report.


Yin X-B, Wang X-K, Xu S, He C-Y
World J Clin Cases. 2021 Jan 06; 9(1):232-235.
PMID: 33511190.


Aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening condition with a high mortality rate without immediate medical attention. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are critical in treating patients with AD. In the emergency department, patients with AD commonly present with classic symptoms of unanticipated severe chest or back pain. However, it is worth noting that atypical symptoms of AD are easily misdiagnosed.