Transesophageal echocardiography after contrast-enhanced CT angiography in the diagnosis of type A aortic dissection

Edward Gologorsky, Riny Karras, Angela Gologorsky, Marco Ricci, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

Contrast-enhanced CT angiography (CTA) currently is considered the diagnostic modality of choice in the diagnosis of acute type A aortic dissection. However, pitfalls associated with acquisition and interpretation of CTA images may result in misdiagnosis. We present examples of false-positive and false-negative interpretations of CTA in emergency situations that underline the importance of intraoperative preincision transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the diagnosis and management of this highly lethal entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-500
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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