Aortic dissection - Stanford type A

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Aortic dissection of the ascending aorta. Moderate to large hemopericardium. The great vessels arise from the true lumen.

Remainder of the arch and descending aorta again demonstrate periaortic soft tissue consistent with thrombosed false lumen.

Case Discussion

This aortic dissection is essentially limited to the ascending aorta making it a Stanford type A /  DeBakey type 2. 

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Case information

rID: 39073
Published: 19th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular, Chest
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