A CT angiogram was performed in 2006 which showed complete obstruction of proximal aspects of the descending aorta
with well established collaterals (fig.
Radiographs revealed increased radiodensity and thickness of the descending aorta
and a pectoral mass, and blood test results revealed anemia, hypocalcemia, hypoproteinemia, and hyperuricemia.
Suprasternal window of TTE shows a linear structure at the descending aorta
and patent ductus arteriosus under that structure
On the other hand, MDCT is substantially beneficial also in conditions where the arterial circulation of the right lung is provided by the collaterals of the descending aorta
, because ligation of the collateral web is important surgically No such collateral vessels were observed in our patient.
This timing allows the end of the second phase bolus of contrast to densely enhance the central vessels (pulmonary veins and arteries), while the lead portion of this second bolus will have reached the descending aorta
in almost all patients.
Immediate and 30-minute post-biopsy CT scans showed air in the left ventricle, root, and descending aorta
The isthmus segment of the proximal descending aorta
is the least mobile portion of the thoracic aorta, being "held down" by its attachment to the pulmonary trunk via the ligamentum arteriosum.
Thoracic lymphadenectomy, whereby the descending aorta
is completely skeletonised, is believed to predispose to fistulation.
It was the dissection of the descending aorta
and it was probably not as urgent but it's a bad thing.
Houllier suffered from a dissection of the descending aorta
, a condition where layers of the main vessel out of the heart can come apart, allowing blood to force its way out.
The cause of Houllier's chest pain was a dissection of the descending aorta
, which happens when a tear in the inner wall of the aorta causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta and force the layers apart.
It was confirmed that the cause of Houllier's chest pain was a dissection of the descending aorta
, which occurs when a tear in the inner wall of the aorta causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta and force the layers apart.