CC BY 4.0 · Aorta 2019; 07(05): 144-146
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401023
Case Report
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A Case in Which Focal Convulsion Was the Initial Sign of Fatal Aortic Dissection

Youichi Yanagawa
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Kouhei Ishikawa
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Hiroki Nagasawa
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Ikuto Takeuchi
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Kei Jitsuiki
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Shunsuke Madokoro
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Akihiko Kondo
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Hiromichi Ohsaka
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
,
Kazuhiko Omori
1  Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Juntendo University, Shizuoka Hospital, Izunokuni City, Shizuoka, Japan
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Funding This article received financial support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2015 to 2019 concerning (The constitution of total researching system for comprehensive disaster, medical management, corresponding to wide-scale disaster). (No grant number)
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Publication History

14 May 2018

02 November 2019

Publication Date:
31 December 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Focal convulsion as an initial sign of aortic dissection is extremely rare. Type A aortic dissection involves the aortic arch, which may result in seizure either through the extension of the dissection into the common carotid arteries or through thromboembolism or cerebral hypoperfusion. Physicians should perform whole body computed tomography to determine whether or not dissection is present when treating patients with convulsion and a high level of fibrin degradation products.