A Rare Case of Severe Aortic Regurgitation with Silent Ascending Aortic Dissection

Document Type : Case Report


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon ,Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Sion West, Mumbai 400022, Maharashtra, India.


Classically, ascending aortic dissection (AD) presents as sudden, severe chest pain that is tearing type and radiates to the back. Herein, we present a rare case of severe aortic regurgitation with silent ascending AD, which had no chest pain symptoms. The aortic valve apparatus probably masked this AD; therefore, it was not detected by echocardiography and during the surgery.


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