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Retrosternal chest pain in woman with diffuse atherosclerosis

    Body Region: Chest
    Author: G. Dell’Aversano Orabona, V. Pennacchio, A. Rengo, M. Scaglione

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. Management
    6. References

    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.