Isolated spontaneous dissection of the celiac trunk in a patient with bicuspid aortic valve
Abdel-Rauf Zeina1, Alicia Nachtigal1, Anton Troitsa2, Gil Admon2, Nina Avshovich3
1Department of Radiology, 2Department of Surgery A, 3Department of Internal Medicine C, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel. Hillel Yaffe Medical Center is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Abstract: Isolated spontaneous dissection of celiac trunk is a rare entity. The spontaneous dissection of the visceral artery occurs without aortic dissection. The most consistent presenting symptom is acute onset abdominal pain. Complications consist of ischemia, aneurysm formation, and rupture. We report an exceptional case of an isolated spontaneous dissection of the celiac trunk which occurred in a 49 year old male with a previously undiagnosed bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). We also describe the classical appearance in different imaging modalities with a particular emphasis on multidetector computed tomography, and discuss the clinical manifestation and its relationship to BAV.
Keywords: celiac trunk dissection, isolated spontaneous dissection, CT angiography, bicuspid aortic valve, MRA
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