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Acute chest pain and swallowing problems

    Author: Christian Loewe, Vienna, Austria
    Body Region: Cardiovascular

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT findings and possible diagnosis
    4. Further patient management / treatment
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 74-year-old male patient presented with chest pain and swallowing problems.
    • Laboratory tests revealed an elevated white blood cell count as well as an abnormal C-reactive protein (CRP).
    • CT angiography of the thoracic aorta was performed to rule out / detect aortic pathology.