Guido Giordano, MD. Department of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera Cannizzaro, Catania - Italy -

Type 2 aortic dissection

The following images and video refer to a fifty years old man.


Transesophageal Echocardiography

ao.v. aortic valve - i.f. intimal flap - l.v. left ventricle - ascending aorta

During diastole the intimal flap prolapses into the left ventricle. Color-Doppler echo revealed severe aortic insufficiency. The descending thoracic aorta was normal.