Skating on thin ice

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Aortic dissection is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic disorder. It typically occurs in older patients but can be seen in younger patients (usually with predisposing conditions). Aortic dissections can be classified into 2 types: type A dissections that involve the ascending aorta and type B dissections that do not involve the ascending aorta. We report a case of a teenager with a type B aortic dissection after a seemingly trivial inciting event. This article reviews important features of aortic dissection including diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-147
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Aortic dissection
  • CT angiography
  • Spinal cord ischemia
  • Stanford classification
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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