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Aortic dissection DeBakey type 1

CTA of the chest demonstrates an aortic dissection extending from the aortic valve, around the arch and down into the abdomen. Involvement of the ascending aorta constitutes a DeBakey type 1 or Stanford A , and places the patient at risk of rupture into proximally leading to either cardiac tamponade or catastrophic aortic regurgitation1.

Approximately 60% of dissections involve the ascending aorta (Stanford A / DeBakey I and II)2 .

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