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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 August;41(4):613-5
Aortic dissection with intimal intussusception: diagnosis and management
Goldberg S. P., Sanders C. *, Nanda N. C. **, Holman W. L.
From the Departments of Surgery, *Radiology and **Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
A man presented with acute chest and back pain with loss of consciousness. CT scan showed a mass in the arch that extended into the descending aorta. A diagnosis of type I aortic dissection was ultimately made by echocardiography. At surgery there was a circumferential intimal tear in the aortic root, and an intussuscepted dissection flap was retrieved from the arch and descending aorta.