Acute chest pain and swallowing problems

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

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.

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