Frequency of Acute aortic Syndromes and Other Thoracoabdominal Emergencies Detected by CT Angiography in Sudden Onset Chest Pain


GEZER N. S., BAŞARA AKIN I., BARIŞ M. M., GÜLCÜ A.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, no.2, pp.85-89, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2017.25
  • Journal Name: GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-89
  • Keywords: Aorta, acute aortic syndrome, multidetector computed tomography angiography, dissection, EUROPEAN-SOCIETY, TASK-FORCE, MANAGEMENT, DIAGNOSIS, DISSECTION, FRONTIERS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) are the pathologies to be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute aortic syndromes (AAS). However, it is not uncommon many thoracoabdominal emergencies imitating AAS. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the results of computed tomography angiography (CTA) images obtained for sudden onset chest pain in the emergency department because of a preliminary diagnosis of AAS.