Muhammet Bozgüney, Burak Açıkgöz, Hüseyin Ede, Yunus Keser Yılmaz, Çiğdem Ünal Kanteki̇n

Keywords: Spondylitis, ankylosing, aortic valve insufficiency, aortic dissection


Cardiovascular events can be observed in the patients with specific autoimmune diseases. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease with articular and extra-articular clinical manifestations, including rare cardiovascular occasions. Ascending aortic dissection is a life-threatening disease which requires immediate diagnosis and intervention. Aortic dissection has typical symptoms, such as sudden onset of back pain, chest pain, and syncope as well as atypical symptoms which can delay the diagnosis related to the increased mortality. We aimed to present the case of a patient who had aortic dissection extending to the right coronary artery and ankylosing spondylitis with atypical symptoms.