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Heart Lung Circ. 2014 Jul;23(7):e157-9. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.02.012. Epub 2014 Mar 6.

Clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging in the follow-up of chronic aortic type B dissection.

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1
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; The Baird Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
2
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; The Baird Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Cardiothoracic Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
3
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; Department of Radiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
4
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
5
The Baird Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Cardiothoracic Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
6
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia; Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address: raj.puranik@cmrs.org.au.

Abstract

Several imaging modalities are utilised in the assessment of disease progression in chronic aortic dissection. We present the case of a 66 year-old male who underwent ascending aorta repair for Stanford type A aortic dissection. On follow-up the persisting dissection of the descending thoracic aorta was observed to regress on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI has several advantages over computed tomography (CT) scanning and echocardiography in the follow-up phase of this disease.

KEYWORDS:

Aorta; Aortic dissection; Chronic aortic dissection; Imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging

PMID:
24735714
DOI:
10.1016/j.hlc.2014.02.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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