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Rare Cerebral Infarction in Patient with Type B Aortic Dissection
Korean J Clin Geri 2017 Dec;18(2):118-121
Published online December 29, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2017.18.2.118
Copyright © 2017 The Korean Academy of Clinical Geriatrics.

Sung-Jin Park, In-Uk Song, Sung-Woo Chung

Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea
Received June 27, 2017; Accepted October 19, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
A 65 years old woman was admitted with sudden visual disturbance. She had a history of cerebral infarction which led to the diagnosis of type B aortic dissection. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed mobile echogenic mass in the false lumen of dissection. Thoracic aorta computed tomography angiography showed partial thrombosis with mild aneurysmal change of the false lumen at the proximal descending aorta. The patient was transferred to the department of thoracic surgery for surgical treatment of aortic dissection. The presented case is notable for rare atypical presentation of cerebral infarction resulting from type B aortic dissection.
Keywords : Infarction, Type B aortic dissection, Thrombosis, False lumen
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