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J Thorac Dis. 2012 Oct;4(5):485-9. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2012.07.07.

Pulmonary multislice computed tomography findings in acute aortic dissection.

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  • 1Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey;

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To document the type and incidence of pulmonary multislice computed tomography (CT) findings at presentation in patients with acute aortic dissection.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Multidetector CT scans of 36 patients with a diagnosis of acute aortic dissection or intramural hematoma were retrospectively reviewed.

RESULTS:

Pleural effusion, dependent stasis, mosaic attenuation, interlobular septal thickening, thickening of the peribronchovascular interstitium, vascular enlargement, compression atelectasis were common findings. Additionally air trapping, emphysema, consolidation, nodules, bronchiectasis or scarring were also noted.

CONCLUSIONS:

Various pulmonary imaging findings may accompany acute aortic dissection. These findings and their clinical significance should be further investigated.

KEYWORDS:

Acute aortic dissection; MDCT; computed tomography; lung

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