Aortic dissection

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Acute chest pain

Patient Data

Age: Elderly
Gender: Male

An intimal dissecting flap starts distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery and extends into the  the descending thoracic & abdominal aorta as well as the right common iliac artery.

It divides the aortic lumen into small true lumen and larger (partially thrombosed) false lumen.

Aneurysmal dilatation of the descending thoracic and supra-renal abdominal aorta.

The celiac, mesenteric and renal arteries arise from the true lumen.

No extension of the intimal flap into the left common iliac artery.

No contrast leakage.

Case Discussion

Stanford B Debakey III dissecting aortic aneurysm.

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Case information

rID: 27466
Published: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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