Hypertensive emergency associated with thoracoabdominal aneurysm: Case report and review

Jason L. Adler*, Carl L Backer, Craig Langman

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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