Objective: To provide a description and thorough discussion of the diagnostic considerations for a rare case of malignant hypertension and aortic aneurysm in a pediatric patient. Design:Case report. Setting: A university pediatric intensive care unit. Subject: A young child with a hypertensive crisis and a thoracoabdominal false aortic aneurysm. Interventions: The child required urgent surgical intervention to resect the aneurysm and aggressive medical therapy in the pediatric intensive care unit to treat the underlying hypertension. Conclusions: Hypertensive emergencies and aortic aneurysms are unusual but potentially lethal entities in pediatric patients, requiring a high index of suspicion, prompt initiation of medical therapy, and urgent surgical consultation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Pediatric Critical Care Medicine|
|State||Published - May 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine