Ruptured type B aortic dissection presenting with right hemothorax


Ozkan F., AKPINAR E. , Serter T., Ozyuksel A., HAZIROLAN T.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.14, ss.6-8, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6-8

Özet

We report a patient with type B aortic dissection which ruptured into the right hemithorax to call attention to this infrequent presentation and to accentuate the value of computed tomography angiography (CTA) with multiplanar reformatting in localizing the dissection and demonstrating the rupture site. CTA in combination with 2- and 3-dimensional reformatting is crucial for surgical planning because of the low specificity of transesophageal echocardiography in the ascending aorta.