CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 321–323 | Cite as

CT Findings of Ruptured Intramural Hematoma of the Aorta Extending Along the Pulmonary Artery

  • Eijun SueyoshiEmail author
  • Ichiro Sakamoto
  • Masataka Uetani
  • Yojiro Matsuoka
  • Etsuro Suenaga


Mediastinal hematoma extending along the pulmonary artery is a rare complication of Stanford type A classic (double-barreled) aortic dissection. Rupture from the posterior aspect of the aortic root penetrates the shared adventitia of the aorta and pulmonary artery. From this location, hematoma can spread along the adventitial planes of the pulmonary arteries out into the lungs. We report a case of ruptured intramural hematoma of the aorta (IMH) extending along the pulmonary artery. To our knowledge, this finding in patients with IMH has not been reported in the literature.


Aorta Computed tomography Intramural hematoma Pulmonary artery Rupture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eijun Sueyoshi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ichiro Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Masataka Uetani
    • 1
  • Yojiro Matsuoka
    • 2
  • Etsuro Suenaga
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNagasaki University School of MedicineNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNational Nagasaki Medical CenterOmuraJapan
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryNagasaki Kouseikai HospitalNagasakiJapan

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