Coarctation of the aorta with aortic dissection is sometimes seen in cases of Turner syndrome, and most cases are type A aortic dissection, whereas coarctation of the aorta with type B aortic dissection is unusual. Only two cases of coarctation of the aorta presenting as aortic dissection have been reported in Japan, and only a few cases have been reported worldwide. We report here a case of coarctation of the aorta with some collaterals presenting as aortic dissection (type B) detected by 64-multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT). A 36-year-old man was brought to the emergency room complaining of sudden chest pain and back pain. Since he showed highly developed collaterals, he might never have exhibited symptoms or any limits on movement. Three-dimensional image reconstruction enabled detection of the coarctation of the aorta with some collaterals and aortic dissection in the best projection, and enabled assessment of precise anatomical relationship. In the present case, MDCT gave more useful information than cardiac catheterization for planning the surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta with some collaterals presenting as aortic dissection. © 2011 Japanese College of Cardiology.
Shiga, Y., Miura, S. ichiro, Kumagai, N., Mitsutake, R., Iwata, A., Nishikawa, H., … Saku, K. (2012). Coarctation of the aorta with some collaterals presenting as aortic dissection detected by 64-MDCT. Journal of Cardiology Cases, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2011.09.002