Intramural posttraumatic hematoma of the ascending aorta in a patient with a double aortic arch

R. Fattori, P. Bertaccini, F. Celletti, F. Castriota, G. Piovaccari, R. Di Bartolomeo, G. Gavelli

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Abstract

We report a case of posttraumatic intramural hematoma (IMH) of the ascending aorta in a patient with a double aortic arch and coronary artery disease. This unusual and asymptomatic finding came to our observation because the patient presented an acute myocardial infarction and underwent coronary angiography. The diagnosis was performed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which defined well the anatomy of aorta and snowed the characteristics of the hematoma. The data were useful in planning the surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Double aortic arch
  • Intramural hematoma
  • MRI
  • Traumatic aortic rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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