A 38-year-old member asked:
possible aortic dissection in teen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Shane Parmer answered
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Sure: Typically in the young if a dissection is considered it is related to trauma or a congenital connective tissue disease such as ehler's danlos or marfans.
Answered on Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Frederick Tibayan answered
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
See a doctor: aortic dissection is a life threatening emergency. unlikely in teens but possible especially if there is a connective tissue disorder. if you have any concern about an aortic dissection, seek medical attention immediately.
Answered on Jun 9, 2017
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