Monday, May 7, 2012


Challenge: The title Phoenix is because of the third image. What do these pictures show?

First, third, and fifth images shown under GNU Free Documentation License; second and fourth images shown under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License.


tree said...

aortic dissection!

Jyrvindrial said...

It is an Aortendissektion

Craig Chen said...

yes! nice job identifying the images (which are from different people, but the same disease state)

These images show evidence of an aortic dissection. The CXR shows a widened aortic knob. The second and third images shows aneurysmal dilation and dissection of the ascending aorta. The last two images are echocardiography images showing a true lumen, intimal flap, and false lumen; in the last image, the upper lumen shows flow, suggesting it is the true lumen.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.