Spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection


Ozturk T. C. , Yaylaci S. , Yesil O., Cevik S. E. , Guneysel O.

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.16, no.5, pp.699-702, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.699-702

Abstract

Dyspepsia with mild, stabbing epigastric discomfort without history of trauma is a very common symptom that emergency physicians see in their daily practice. Vascular emergencies, mostly the aortic dissection and aneurysm, are always described in the differential diagnosis with persistent symptoms. Isolated celiac artery dissection occurring spontaneously is a very rare diagnosis. The involvement of branch vessels is generally observed and patients show various clinical signs and symptoms according to the involved branch vessel. Here we are presenting a case with spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection, without any branch vessel involvement or visceral damage, detected by computed tomography scans taken on admission.