Aortic dissection with extension to a patent ductus arteriosus

Emir Festic, Robert M. Steiner, Eileen Spatz

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An 81-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and fever of 3 days duration. An enhanced CT of the chest revealed a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) communicating with the true lumen of an aortic arch dissection. Neither the aortic dissection nor the PDA was suspected. The patient had no history of a connective tissue abnormality or other condition which would predispose to dissection other than systemic hypertension. It is likely that propagation of the aortic dissection partially re-opened the ductus arteriosus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005


  • Aortic dissection
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Patent ductus arteriosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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