Infrarenal dissection of abdominal aorta

Case contributed by Petralli Carlo Lucius E
Diagnosis certain


Chronic cough and weight loss (8 Kg).

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Infrarenal aortic dissection with a dissecting membrane. Coronal MIP reconstruction showing the dissection membrane extending to the aortic bifurcation.

Flow demonstrated in both lumens of the abdominal aorta, separated by a membrane.

Case Discussion

CT of the thorax and abdomen performed for tumor screening demonstrated an incidental infrarenal dissection of the abdominal aorta, which was confirmed on ultrasound. 

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