alexa A Pediatric Aortic Dissection with Cerebral Bleed: A Review in Diagnosis and Management
ISSN: 2155-9864

Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion
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A Pediatric Aortic Dissection with Cerebral Bleed: A Review in Diagnosis and Management

Cameron SD1, Biliciler-Denktas Gurur2, Douglas WI2, Srinivasan A2 and Rafique MB4*

1Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA

2University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA

3Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA

4University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Muhammad Babur Rafique
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Houston, TX, Mailing Adress: 6431 Fannin St. MSB 5.020 Houston
TX 77030, USA
Tel: (713)500-6200
Fax: (713)500-0528
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 27, 2013; Accepted date: June 27, 2013; Published date: June 30, 2013

Citation: Cameron SD, Gurur BD, Douglas WI, Srinivasan A, Rafique MB (2013) A Pediatric Aortic Dissection with Cerebral Bleed: A Review in Diagnosis and Management. J Blood Disord Transfus 4:144.doi: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000144

Copyright: © 2013 Cameron SD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Trauma in children is major cause of morbidity and mortality and motor vehicle accident (MVA) is the most common cause of blunt trauma. Often times multiple organ systems are affected in MVA e.g. chest injury accompanied by head injury or abdominal visceral rupture. Thoracic vascular injury is rare in children but can prove life threatening if not treated promptly. The diagnosis of such injuries poses a challenge and sometimes different diagnostic modalities could show contradicting diagnosis. In such a situation it may be prudent to do further investigation with another modality; but clinical condition has to be taken into consideration.

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