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A 39-year-old woman at 25 weeks of pregnancy with marfanoid habitus and a medical history of thoracic aortic aneurysm, was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital due to thoracic pain. A thoracic angio-CT was performed to rule out an aortic dissection, using the iodinated contrast media ioversol. This examination confirmed the presence of an ascending aortic intramural haematoma.
An emergency caesarean was performed at 26+6 w GA following the …
Contributors BM-F, DC-R and dPG are the paediatric radiologists who analysed the sign of left bowel opacification seen on X-ray. CO and CP-A are the neonatologists who took care of very low weight infants at the neonatal intensive care unit.
Competing interests None.
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