Aortic Dissection

Dissection of Aorta, Type 3 Debakey
  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


TTE was useful in this 70 year old lady for making the diagnosis of acute DeBakey Type III (or Stanford Type B) aortic dissection. She presents to the emergency department with sudden onset severe sharp interscapular pain.


Aortic dissection TTE Chest pain Debakey classification 

Supplementary material

Movie 53.1

Short axis of shows hematoma in false lumen (AVI 29432 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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