Body Region: Chest
Author: G. Dell’Aversano Orabona, V. Pennacchio, A. Rengo, M. Scaglione
1. Patient presentation
- A 72-year-old woman presented to the Accident & Emergency Department complaining of retrosternal chest pain.
- Her medical history included diffuse atherosclerosis and blood pressure alterations in treatment with optimal outcome since she was 50 years old.
- Laboratory tests were unremarkable, including myocardial enzymes, which were within the normal range.
- A thoracic and abdominal contrast-enhanced CT was performed to rule out any vascular/extra-vascular causes.