Thoracic aortic dissection: Stanford type A

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang


Status post stenting of the LAD with dissection flap extending from the aorta into the left main and down the left circumflex artery.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

There is a crescentic hyperdensity within the ascending thoracic aorta, likely representing a dissection flap containing previously administered IV contrast. The dissection flap measures approximately 3 mm along the posterior surface of the ascending aorta. There are calcifications along the aortic arch and descending aorta, probably representing atherosclerosis.

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Case information

rID: 13300
Published: 24th Mar 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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