Echo-Free Space and Intimal Micro-Tear: Initiating Event or Decompression Rent of Intramural Haematoma?

A. Bozzani, P. Palmieri, V. Arici, F. Ragni, A. Odero

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Abstract

A 52-year-old man with hypertension and prior ascending aorta reconstruction presented with an acute, type B intramural haematoma. The patient was managed by medical therapy and was closely followed up with trans-oesophageal echocardiography. At 36 months, we observed an asymptomatic echo-free space across the aortic, isthmic intramural haematoma associated with single 'intimal micro-tear'. At 1-month follow-up, the echo-free space had been completely absorbed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalEJVES Extra
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Intimal tear
  • Intramural haematoma
  • Trans-oesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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