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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X
EISSN: 2079-097X
Vol. 74, No. 3, 2017, pp. 14-16
Bioline Code: rw17016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 74, No. 3, 2017, pp. 14-16

 en Aortic dissection in sub Saharan Africa: Diffilty of management in country without cardiac surgery. Clinical case in Congo-Brazzaville
Kouala Landa, C. M.; Ellenga Mbolla, B. F.; Mongo-Ngamami, S. F.; Makani Bassakouahou, J.; Bakekolo, R. P.; Ikama, M. S. & Kimbally-Kaky, S. G.


Aortic dissection (AD) is a medical and surgical emergency whose treatment is difficult in most sub Saharan African countries without cardiac surgery. The causes of AD are numerous and the prognosis is poor without surgery in type A aortic Dissection in Stanford classification. The type B has a better prognosis than type A.

The authors report the case of a young man without medical history, admitted for chest pain. The diagnosis of type B aortic dissection and aneurysm expansion was retained by thoracic X-ray, and CT scan.

aortic dissection; Sub-Saharan Africa; Brazzaville; Congo

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