Emergency Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 587–589 | Cite as

Core curriculum case illustration: cardiac tamponade complicating proximal aortic dissection

  • H. Laura AaltonenEmail author
  • Ken F. Linnau
  • Shaimaa Abdelhassib Fadl
Case Report


This is the 39th installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online, please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at


Cardiac tamponade Aortic dissection CT Pericardium 



We acknowledge the effort of Dr. Edward F. Gibbons and Dr. Amy Cheney.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Laura Aaltonen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ken F. Linnau
    • 2
  • Shaimaa Abdelhassib Fadl
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Imaging and PhysiologyLund University, Department of Translational MedicineMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Harborview Medical CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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