Echocardiographic diagnosis of near-circumferential Type A aortic dissection missed on computed tomography

Joanne Eng-Frost, Damian Gimpel, Simon Rocheleau, Gareth Crouch, Majo Joseph

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Abstract

A 47-year-old female presented to her local hospital with sudden-onset sharp central chest pain, dyspnoea, and tachypnoea. Non-gated computed tomography (CT) chest demonstrated 62 mm aneurysmal ascending aorta with final report communicated to the requesting clinician concluding no dissection flap visualized. She was subsequently triaged as acute chest pain of unclear origin, before transfer to a tertiary centre for further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberytac038
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Heart Journal - Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • echocardiography
  • Aortic dissection
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • near-circumferential
  • tachypnoea
  • dyspnoea

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