A chronic aortic dissection presenting with acute complications

Gerhardus George Visser Koch


A dissection of the aorta is a common medical emergency condition and may be considered fatal in the majority of patients. Prognosis is determined by the type and extent of the dissection, as well as the presence of accompanying complications. This case report is of a chronic aortic dissection diagnosed in a 75 year-old male patient who presented with acute cardiovascular and peripheral vascular complications. His clinical history, radiological findings, and management, are discussed as well as the epidemiology, aetiology and treatment options associated with the pathology.


computerised tomography, vascular, angiogram

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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