Dissecting aneurysm of thoracic aorta: reappraisal of radiologic diagnosis.

  title={Dissecting aneurysm of thoracic aorta: reappraisal of radiologic diagnosis.},
  author={Yacov Itzchak and Talnw Rosenthal and Raphael Adar and Z J Rubenstein and Yair Lieberman and Victor Deutsch},
  journal={The American journal of roentgenology, radium therapy, and nuclear medicine},
  volume={125 3},
In a series of 24 cases of acute dissecting aneurysm of the aorta (not including Marfan's disease) the diagnosis was usually suspected on the basis of the clinical picture and plain chest roentgenograms. The most consistent clinical sign was severe pain. Absent pulses and a neurological deficit were each noted in only five patients. In many cases there was no correlation between the clinical picture and the type or the extent of the dissection. Widening of the aortic arch and obliteration of… CONTINUE READING
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