Aortic dissection: DeBakey type 2

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Female

Aortic dissection of the ascending aorta. Moderate to large haemopericardium. The great vessels arise from the true lumen.

Remainder of the arch and descending aorta again demonstrate periaortic soft tissue consistent with thrombosed false lumen.

Case Discussion

This aortic dissection is essentially limited to the ascending aorta making it a DeBakey type 2 / Stanford type A. 

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Case information

rID: 39073
Case created: 18th Aug 2015
Last edited: 6th May 2017
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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