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Acute type B aortic dissection with right hemothorax


 Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Jui-Tsung Chang,
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Sec. 2, Chenggong Road, Neihu District, Taipei 114
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_136_18

Normal descending aorta is in the left thorax. Thus, ruptured type B aortic dissection more commonly presents with left hemothorax. However, there is a case of type B dissection complicated with right hemothorax.


 

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