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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.


There was extension of the dissection into the abdomen with an intimal flap involving the proximal celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery, each arising from the apparent true lumen. The inferior mesenteric artery also arises from the apparent true lumen.
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Aortic dissection.

Worthley JCW - MedPix (2009)

There was extension of the dissection into the abdomen with an intimal flap involving the proximal celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery, each arising from the apparent true lumen. The inferior mesenteric artery also arises from the apparent true lumen.
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MPX2160_synpic47795: There was extension of the dissection into the abdomen with an intimal flap involving the proximal celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery, each arising from the apparent true lumen. The inferior mesenteric artery also arises from the apparent true lumen.

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.