Aortic dissection with rupture into pericardium

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

75 year old male presenting with chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

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

Case Discussion

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

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