Torn ascending aorta missed by transesophageal echocardiography

Scott D. Lick, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, William J. Mileski, Masood Ahmad

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Transesophageal echocardiography has become a commonly used screening tool for traumatic tears of the descending aorta. The role of transesophageal echocardiography for ascending aortic tears is not yet well-defined. We report an ascending aortic tear imaged by aortography but missed on transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1768-1770
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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