Aortic dissection DeBakey type 1

Case contributed by Prof Cláudio Souza

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

CTA of the chest demonstrates an aortic dissection extending from the aortic valve, around the arch and down into the abdomen. Involvement of the ascending aorta constitutes a DeBakey type 1 or Stanford A, and places the patient at risk of rupture into proximally leading to either cardiac tamponade or catastrophic aortic regurgitation

Portuguese: Dissecção de aorta Debakey Tipo 1 

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Case information

rID: 13783
Published: 15th May 2011
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
System: Vascular, Chest
Tag: aorta
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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