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Fatal, spontaneous, unknown aortal aneurysm dissection in a woman of 38 weeks’ gestation


1University Department of Internal Diseases,Cardiovascular Unit, University Hospital „Sveti Duh“, Croatian Catholic University Zagreb, Croatia

2University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital „Sveti Duh“, Croatian Catholic University Zagreb, Croatia

3Department of Pathology, General Hospital Koprivnica, Croatia

4Gynaecology and Obstetrics, General Hospital Koprivnica, Croatia

DOI: 10.22514/SV111.052016.15 Vol.11,Issue 1,May 2016 pp.214-221

Published: 02 May 2016

*Corresponding Author(s): JASNA ČERKEZ HABEK E-mail:


We describe a case of spontaneous dissection of an unknown ascending

thoracic aortic aneurysm in a 35year-old woman in her 38th week of pregnancy, resulting in an atypical clinical picture, emergency caesarean section, and lethal outcome in both the mother and child.


aortic dissection, pregnancy, caesarean section, perinatal death

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JASNA ČERKEZ HABEK,DUBRAVKO HABEK,ELIZABETA HORVATIĆ,SMILJKA BEHIN. Fatal, spontaneous, unknown aortal aneurysm dissection in a woman of 38 weeks’ gestation. Signa Vitae. 2016. 11(1);214-221.


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