Penetrating ulcer ascending aorta

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Sudden severe chest and neck pain

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Male
Focal intimal defect in the thickened wall of the ascending aorta with contrast leak inot the wall and subtle but definite blood in the medistinum indicating impending rupture.
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Case information

rID: 21380
Case created: 19th Jan 2013
Last edited: 23rd Mar 2017
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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