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Thoracic aortic dissection mistakenly diagnosed as pulmonary embolism: A potentially fatal error


Abstract Thoracic aortic dissection may present in many different ways leading to delayed diagnosis, often with catastrophic results. We present a patient with sudden onset epigastric pain, breathlessness, fever and a left sided pleural effusion, who was initially treated for a chest infection, subsequently for pulmonary embolism, with a serendipitous…

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