Stanford type B aortic dissection

Case contributed by Avni K P Skandhan

Presentation

One day history of sudden abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

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

Images show an aortic dissection. Other images showed no dissection in the ascending aorta.

Case Discussion

An aortic dissection is one of the acute aortic syndromes and a type of arterial dissection. It occurs when blood enters the medial layer of the aortic wall through a tear or penetrating ulcer in the intima and tracks along the media, forming a second blood-filled channel within the wall. 

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