USG in Emergency Medicine: The Importance of Suprasternal Window in Diagnosis of Aortic Disection


Cevik A. A., ACAR N., Ozcelik H., ÇALIŞIR C.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.9, no.1, pp.49-51, 2010 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4170/jaem.2010.42714
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-51
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aortic dissection (AD) is a vascular emergency. Diagnosis of AD by transesophageal echocardiography, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging is well described in the literature with high sensitivity and specificity. We report a diagnosis of AD with suprasternal window evaluation during transthoracic echocardiography in a 67-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with syncope and left side weakness.