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Aortic dissection with diastolic prolapse of intimal flap into left ventricle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15992718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ascending aortic dissection is often a catastrophic condition. Dissection into the commissures or into an aortic valve leaflet may lead to leaflet avulsion and valvular insufficiency due to a flail valve. We present an image report describing an important and life-threatening complication due to the movement of a partially dehisced intimal aortic flap into the left ventricle causing aortic valve insufficiency in a patient with acute dissection of the ascending aorta.
Bilal Geyik; Ozcan Ozeke; Cemal Ozbakir; Bulent Deveci; Dursun Aras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-02-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-04     Completed Date:  2005-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aneurysm, Dissecting / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Aneurysm / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*

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