Ischemic stroke secondary to aortic dissection following rifle butt recoil chest injury: A case report

Mamatha Rao*, Prashanth Panduranga, Mohammed Al-Mukhaini, Mahmood Al-Jufaili, John Valiath

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Abstract

Ischemic stroke secondary to aortic dissection is not uncommon. We present a patient with left hemiplegia secondary to Stanford type A aortic dissection extending to the supra-aortic vessels, which was precipitated by rifle butt recoil chest injury. The diagnosis of aortic dissection was delayed due to various factors. Finally, the patient underwent successful Bentall procedure with complete resolution of symptoms. This case emphasizes the need for caution in the use of firearms for recreation and to take precautions in preventing such incidents. In addition, this case illustrates the need for prompt cardiovascular physical examination in patients presenting with stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-440
Number of pages3
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic dissection
  • Hemiplegia
  • Recoil injury
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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