Dissecting aortic aneurysm associated with severe aortic regurgitation in an asymptomatic young female

HS Natraj Setty, C Rama, P Raghavendra Murthy, Santhosh Jadav, Krishna Murthy, Rahul Patil, Sathwik Raj, Babu Reddy, BC Srinivas, TR Raghu, CN Manjunath
Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
DOI: 10.4103/jnsbm.JNSBM_149_19


An aortic aneurysm is a rare clinical entity since most patients will present with complications of dissection or rupture before the size of aneurysm reaches that magnitude. The classical presentation of a patient with acute aortic dissection (AAD) is characterized by severe chest, back, or abdominal pain, ripping or tearing in nature (mimics myocardial infarction). However, some patients present with painless AAD. We hereby present a case report of a 28-year aged female who presented with palpitation from the past 2 years, diagnosed to have aortic aneurysm with dissection and severe aortic regurgitation. She eventually underwent Bentall’s procedure and had an uneventful recovery.

Keywords: Aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, computed tomography.

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