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J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1994 Jan-Feb;7(1):82-6.

Aortic dissection without intimal tear: case report and findings on transesophageal echocardiography.

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University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Cardiology Unit, NY 14642.

Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) relies on the presence of an intimal flap for diagnosing aortic dissection; however, a small percentage of cases of dissection can occur without apparent intimal disruption. This case reviews unusual echocardiographic features of aortic dissection and previously undescribed echocardiographic findings in a patient with aortic dissection without intimal flap.

PMID:
8155339
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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