Undiagnosed Stanford type A aortic dissection: a rare survival report



Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening conditions with a high mortality rate within the first 24 h since presentation, if left untreated. Nevertheless the setting may be chronic and stable. We present a rare case of a misdiagnosed and unoperated Stanford type A aortic dissection in a 78-year old woman with stable computed tomography features at the second year of clinical follow-up.


Aortic dissection Computed tomography Cardiac imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Gennari
    • 1
  • Andrea Annoni
    • 2
  • Marco Agrifoglio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiac Surgery Unit IICentro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCSMilanItaly
  2. 2.Cardiovascular Imaging DepartmentCentro Cardiologico MonzinoMilanItaly

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