Acute aortic dissection mimicking acute abdomen in a 14-year-old boy

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Aortic dissection is extremely rare in children. Although it usually presents with severe chest pain, atypical clinical presentations mimicking various illnesses may cause misdiagnosis. In this report, the case of a 14-year-old boy with symptoms suggestive of acute abdomen, which was finally diagnosed as aortic dissection, is discussed.

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