Imaging Case of the Week 197 Answer

The chest x-ray shows a widened mediastinum with a lack of delineation of the aortic knuckle. The left main bronchus appears depressed.

widening of the mediastinum

The patient then had a CT scan of the chest, which revealed an ascending aortic aneurysm and a Stanford A aortic dissection.

Stanford A aortic dissectionAortic dissection

 

 

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