Monday, May 7, 2012

Phoenix






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.

3 comments:

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)
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Phoenix

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.