Aortic dissection - De Bakey type III / Stanford B

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Previous history of surgery for aortic valve and proximal aortic endograft.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
CT

CTA Thoracic aorta

There is a descending aortic dissection that begins beyond the brachiocephalic vessels (Stanford B) and only involves the descending aorta (DeBakey type III). Note also the presence of the aortic valve prosthesis and a small proximal endoleak related to the Dacron graft on ascending aorta (not seen on enhanced series).

The coeliac and superior mesenteric arteries both arise from the smaller true lumen.

Case Discussion

There is a descending aortic dissection that begins beyond the brachiocephalic vessels (Stanford B) and only involves the descending aorta (DeBakey type III).

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Case information

rID: 21903
Published: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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