Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aortic Dissection-CTA

"Much has been written on the subject of aortic dissections, from the first well-documented case of aortic dissection, when King George II of England died while straining on the commode, to the first successful operative repairs by DeBakey in 1955, to modern techniques of diagnosing and repairing thoracic aortic dissections. More recently, this has come to light with the diagnosis of aortic dissection in Princess Diana, actor John Ritter, and Dr. DeBakey himself. "
This is a case of spontaneous Stanford Type A & Debakey Type I aortic dissection with involvement of the ascending and descending aorta along with aortic root involvement, diagnosed on CT angiography.

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