Traumatic Coronary Dissection: Case Presentation and Literature Review

ABSTRACT In posttraumatic coronary dissection, a small intimal tear occurs due to the sudden compression of the thoracic wall during the chest trauma, this being sometimes fatal. We present the case of a 56-year-old truck driver with chest trauma after a car crash. The 12-lead ECG showed signs suggestive of an acute anterior myocardial infarction, and the coronary Read More …

Hereditary Angioedema: a Challenging Diagnosis for the Gastroenterologist

ABSTRACT Hereditary angioedema (HAE) caused by a deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor enzyme (C1-INH) is a very rare, autosomal dominantly inherited genetic disorder, characterized by recurrent peripheral angioedema, painful abdominal attacks and episodes of laryngeal edema. Abdominal attacks are frequent symptoms in adult HAE patients, occurring in more than 90% of the cases. Angioedema in the bowel or abdomen Read More …