Aortic Dissection

Aortic DissectionCreated OnMay 4, 2020Last Updated OnMay 4, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Aortic Dissection < All Topics Table of Contents Chest radiography may or may not reveal any abnormality. Widening of the mediastinum is the classic finding. Look for a mediastinal width greater than 8 cm on the AP view. PA CXR showing mediastinal measurement: MW (white arrow) and LMW (black arrow) Other radiologic abnormalities seen on chest radiography include the following: Pleural effusion Left apical cap Tracheal deviation to the right Depression of left mainstem bronchus Oesophageal deviation Loss of the paratracheal stripe Aortic dissection with significant left pleural effusion. *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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