Abstract We describe a case of graft-related pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta evaluated with spiral CT and DSA. Spiral CT data sets were processed to obtain surface-rendered internal views (virtual angioscopy, VA) of the graft and the pseudoaneurysm, and to demonstrate from inside the lumen the site of dehiscence. A jet flow phenomenon inside the pseudoaneurysm was observed at DSA. Spiral-CT axial images, multiplanar volume reconstructions with maximum intensity projections, and shaded surface display showed the site of rupture. The VA findings were: (a) from inside the graft lumen, the evidence of a communication canal between the graft and the pseudoaneurysm; and (b) from inside the pseudoaneurysm, the presence of a jet flow. The VA findings showed good correlation with those obtained with the other imaging techniques.
|Autori:||Neri E; Caramella D; Cioni R; Trincavelli F; Vignali C; Bartolozzi C|
|Titolo:||Pseudoaneurysm of the abdominal aorta: evaluation with virtual angioscopy of spiral-CT data sets|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s003300050823|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|