Bloodless Aortic and Coronary Artery Dissection: A Case Report
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Keywords

autopsy
coronary disease
dissection

Abstract

Aortic dissection is the most common catastrophic event affecting the aorta, which is characterized by complex clinical manifestations, and high missed and delayed diagnosis rate. Acute aortic dissection has the importance of medical emergency and is associated with a high mortality. The presented case was, 55 year-old-man who was found as dead in the shed. At autopsy on internal inspection; heart examination revealed dissection 1 cm above aortic valve surrounding full thickness and intact adventitia, also hematoma making pressure on the descending branch of left coronary artery after 1 cm from proximal resulting from dissection and full- thickness dissection in the origin of the right coronary artery and intact adventitia were observed. We aimed to discuss this interesting aortic dissection case in the aspects of medico legal literature.
https://doi.org/10.21802/gmj.2019.2.8
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