Chronic Descending Aortic Dissection
by: Paul Haluska, M.D.
Spontaneous contrast in the
false lumen and entry tear.
Sequential tomographic cuts
obtained by advancing the transesophageal echo probe.
Partial thrombosis of the false lumen.
Grayscale flow Doppler in the true lumen
and in the entry tear.
Less thrombus in the false lumen a few
Cyclical compression of the true lumen.
Lung parenchyma is shown in addition to the dissection.
Small caliber of true lumen compared
to the false lumen at the gastroesophageal juntion.
Grayscale flow in the true lumen.
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