Aortocoronary Dissection Complicating a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

(A) Left anterior oblique view of the right coronary artery (RCA) demonstrating an extensive coronary dissection (arrow) and contrast within the aortic wall representing an aortic dissection (arrowhead). (B) Right anterior oblique view of the RCA demonstr
Computed tomography scan immediately after PCI showing a dissection of the ascending aorta (arrow).
Computed tomography scan 1 day after PCI demonstrating partial resolution of the aortic dissection (arrow).
Computed tomography scan 3 months after percutaneous coronary intervention demonstrating a normal appearing aorta (arrow) without signs of dilation or dissection.
Author(s): 

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, Ivan P. Casserly, MD, William T. Katsiyiannis, MD, John M. Lasala, MD, PhD, Megumi Taniuchi, MD, PhD


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