From the case: Aortic dissection

Sagittal C+ arterial phase
Modality: CT (C+ arterial phase)

Used in the following article:

  • Thoracic aortic dilatation (differential) - “ There are a number of causes and mimics of thoracic aortic dilatation. Differential diagnosis senile ectasia hypertension post-stenotic dilata...”
  • Acquired aortic conditions - “ There are many acquired aortic conditions. These include aortic dissection aortic rupture / transection ascending aortic aneurysm aortitis th...”
  • Arterial dissection - “ Arterial dissection occurs when blood enters the media through a tear or ulcer in the intima and tracks along the media, forming a second blood-fi...”
  • Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer - “ Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) are a pathology that involves the aortic wall and along with aortic dissection and aortic intramural hema...”
  • Acute aortic syndrome - “ Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) describes the presentation of patients with one of a number of life threatening aortic pathologies that give rise to a...”

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