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Archivos de cardiología de México

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PEREZ-BAZTARRICA, Gabriel; SALVAGGIO, Flavio; VILLECCO, Sebastián  and  PORCILE, Rafael. Aortic intramural hematoma type B: images of an entity with different evolution pathways. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2012, vol.82, n.1, pp.31-33. ISSN 1665-1731.

The progress in noninvasive imaging techniques for aortic pathology, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have facilitated the diagnosis and management of patients with aortic intramural hematoma (IMH). Despite incomplete understanding of their natural history, it is known there is no significant difference between the IMH and classic aortic dissection (AD) on the incidence of major complication or death. In this article, we present images of patient with type B aortic hematoma and different outcomes in their natural evolution.

Keywords : Acute aortic syndrome; Aortic hematoma; Intramural hematoma; Natural history.

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