Monday, April 28, 2014

Cath Lab I

A 60 year old smoker with hypertension presents with acute onset back pain. A chest X-ray is shown above. A CT scan is shown below.
Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Cath Lab I

This is a thoracic aortic aneurysm which has ruptured. The first image shows a widened mediastinum with the black arrow marking the lateral border of the aorta. The second image shows blood in the thorax (white arrow) around the aorta (black arrow).

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