Case of the Month #30 Aortic Dissection

Published 01/06/2022

Key Take Home Messages

  • Aortic dissection presents most commonly with chest and back pain
  •  Dissection is diagnosed with CTA and classified by anatomical location
  • General management includes resuscitation, analgesia, and BP control
  • Type A dissections are usually managed surgically, and type B are managed either medically or endovascularly