As is routine for such a case, ED doctor ordered CTPA for ? PE

Gross ectasia and...
C+ arterial phase
Gross ectasia and tortuosity of coeliac axis and branches, presumably atherosclerotic and predisposing to dissection
System: Vascular
Modality: CT (C+ arterial phase)

- “ Beware of other chest pain causes on CTPA - the ED doctors are often not that good at clinically differentiating the possible pathologies.  Seems ...”

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