Aortic dissection with rupture into pericardium

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


75 year old male presenting with chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

CTA demonstrates a Type A aortic dissection which has ruptured into the pericardium, leading to minor cardiac tamponade

The patient went on to have an open aortic repair and aortic valve replacement. 

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Case information

rID: 12384
Case created: 19th Nov 2010
Last edited: 4th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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