Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer: ascending aorta

Case contributed by Dr Jens Christian Fischer


65 year old male presenting with sudden onset chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

The CT shows an penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the ascending aorta with mediastinal hematoma and compression of the pulmonary artery.

This patient underwent surgery with successful replacement of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch. Unfortunately he went on to die 2 weeks later secondary to multi-organ failure.

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Case information

rID: 12810
Published: 12th Jan 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest, Vascular
Tag: aorta, pau
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