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PET/CT Imaging of Abdominal Aorta With Intramural Hematomas, Penetrating Ulcer, and Saccular Pseudoaneurysm.
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PMID:  23751829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Acute aortic syndromes, encompassing intramural hematoma, penetrating ulcer, and pseudoaneurysm, are best demonstrated by angiographic CT and magnetic resonance imaging. These imaging modalities provide an accurate evaluation and allow timely therapies of these frequently symptomatic lesions, thus reducing their morbidity and mortality. The inflammatory pathogenesis of these acute aortic syndromes may exhibit positive PET findings predictive of prognosis and outcomes of these vascular events. The authors present a case of PET/CT imaging showing asymptomatic intramural hematomas with penetrating ulcer and saccular pseudoaneurysm of the proximal abdominal aorta.
Vien X Nguyen; Ba D Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
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Created Date:  2013-6-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
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