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.
- Intimal tear
- Intramural haematoma
- Trans-oesophageal echocardiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine