De Bakey type III / Stanford B aortic dissection

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Control after surgery for aortic valve and proximal aortic endograft.

Patient Data

Age: 69
Gender: Male

CTA Thoracic aorta

Modality: CT

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

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Case Information

rID: 21903
Case created: 24th Feb 2013
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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