Stanford type B aortic dissection

Case contributed by Dr Avni K P Skandhan


One day history of sudden abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

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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Case information

rID: 25409
Published: 24th Oct 2013
Last edited: 30th Oct 2019
System: Vascular
Tag: refs
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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