Diagnosing acute aortic dissection with aneurysmal degeneration with point of care ultrasound

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Abstract

Objective:

To present a case with visual images of an aortic dissection with aneurysmal degeneration. Methods: A case report was described of a patient presenting to the emergency department with back pain. An aortic dissection with aneurysmal degeneration was rapidly identified with bedside ultrasound in the emergency department.

Results:

An aortic dissection was detected rapidly by emergency physician preformed bedside ultrasound. This led to rapid identification and treatment

Conclusion:

Rapid bedside emergency ultrasound can quickly and accurately diagnosis an aortic dissection and lead to rapid treatment.

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