Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer - ascending aorta

Case contributed by Jens Christian Fischer
Diagnosis certain


Sudden onset chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the ascending aorta with mediastinal hematoma and compression of the pulmonary artery.

Case Discussion

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

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.