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Aortic dissection

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Affiliation: National Capital Consortium

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Aortic dissection

History: 74 yo woman with "tearing" chest pain.

Findings: • CXR findings: -widening of the superior mediastinum, nonspecific • CT findings: -intimal flap -two separate lumens -soft-tissue mass surrounding great vessels

Ddx: In an elderly patient w/ chest pain and a widened mediastinum on CXR, a CT should be obtained, as an aortic dissection is the most dangerous acute condition; and, it should be evaluated urgently.

Dxhow: CT with IV contrast

Exam: Hypertensive and anxious

No MeSH data available.


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Aortic dissection

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: National Capital Consortium

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Aortic dissection

History: 74 yo woman with "tearing" chest pain.

Findings: • CXR findings: -widening of the superior mediastinum, nonspecific • CT findings: -intimal flap -two separate lumens -soft-tissue mass surrounding great vessels

Ddx: In an elderly patient w/ chest pain and a widened mediastinum on CXR, a CT should be obtained, as an aortic dissection is the most dangerous acute condition; and, it should be evaluated urgently.

Dxhow: CT with IV contrast

Exam: Hypertensive and anxious

No MeSH data available.