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Aortic dissection.

Worthley JCW - MedPix (2009)

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Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Aortic dissection.

History: A previously healthy 22-year-old active duty male presented with intermittent left upper quadrant/epigastric abdominal pain for two and a half weeks.

Findings: An acute abdominal series/chest xray demonstrated widening of the mediastinum with a dilated aortic knob and apparent aneurysmal dilatation of the descending thoracic aorta.

Ddx: Traumatic aortic dissection Aortic aneurysm Non Traumatic aortic dissection Mediastinal tumors

Dxhow: Gated contrast imaging of the chest and abdomen.

Exam: Physical exam was nonspecific.

No MeSH data available.


The patient had a baseline chest x ray approximately 2.5 years earlier which was normal.  The is one of the many examples where comparison to "old films" makes the diagnosis much faster.
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Aortic dissection.

Worthley JCW - MedPix (2009)

The patient had a baseline chest x ray approximately 2.5 years earlier which was normal.  The is one of the many examples where comparison to "old films" makes the diagnosis much faster.
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MPX2160_synpic47785: The patient had a baseline chest x ray approximately 2.5 years earlier which was normal. The is one of the many examples where comparison to "old films" makes the diagnosis much faster.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Aortic dissection.

History: A previously healthy 22-year-old active duty male presented with intermittent left upper quadrant/epigastric abdominal pain for two and a half weeks.

Findings: An acute abdominal series/chest xray demonstrated widening of the mediastinum with a dilated aortic knob and apparent aneurysmal dilatation of the descending thoracic aorta.

Ddx: Traumatic aortic dissection Aortic aneurysm Non Traumatic aortic dissection Mediastinal tumors

Dxhow: Gated contrast imaging of the chest and abdomen.

Exam: Physical exam was nonspecific.

No MeSH data available.