Role of transesophageal echocardiography in dissection of the aorta and evaluation of degenerative aortic disease.

@article{Erbel1993RoleOT,
  title={Role of transesophageal echocardiography in dissection of the aorta and evaluation of degenerative aortic disease.},
  author={Raimund Erbel},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  year={1993},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          461-73
        }
}
The combination of different ultrasound techniques such as transthoracic, suprasternal, subcostal, and TEE has a high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of aortic dissection. Limitations of this combined ultrasound technique are related to the visualization of the ascending part of the aortic arch, which, because of the interposition of the trachea, cannot be visualized completely. The beginning or end of a dissection in this part of the aorta may be misinterpreted. However, false… CONTINUE READING