Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of aortic arch

G. Dell’Aversano Orabona1, V. Pennacchio1, A. Rengo2, M. Scaglione2,3

 

Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) is an aortic wall lesion resulting from an ulceration of an atheromatous plaque. MDCT is a valuable imaging technique able to detect PAU and to help correctly discriminate this condition among the wide spectrum of similar entities.

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