Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers of the descending thoracic aorta: evaluation with CT and distinction from aortic dissection.

@article{Kazerooni1992PenetratingAU,
  title={Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers of the descending thoracic aorta: evaluation with CT and distinction from aortic dissection.},
  author={Ella A. Kazerooni and Robert L. Bree and David M. Williams},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={183 3},
  pages={759-65}
}
Penetrating atherosclerotic ulceration of the aorta is a poorly understood entity that clinically mimics classic aortic dissection but has imaging features that are distinctly different. In a review of 16 patients with penetrating atherosclerotic ulceration, patients were typically hypertensive (n = 14), and they experienced chest or back pain (n = 13). All patients had an abnormal chest radiograph, with diffuse (n = 14) or focal (n = 2) enlargement of the descending thoracic aorta. Features at… CONTINUE READING
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