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Chest pain and dilated aortic root

    Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Paris, France
    Body Region: Chest

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 23-year-old patient presented with chest pain. At echocardiography, the aortic root was
      dilated. An aortic root dissection was suspected.

    • Contrast-enhanced cardiac CT was performed to look for a possible aortic dissection