Case Report

USG in Emergency Medicine: The Importance of Suprasternal Window in Diagnosis of Aortic Disection


  • Arif Alper Çevik
  • Nurdan Acar
  • Hamit Özçelik
  • Cüneyt Çalışır

Received Date: 21.01.2010 Accepted Date: 04.02.2010 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2010;9(1):49-51

Aortic dissection (AD) is a vascular emergency. Diagnosis of AD by transesophageal echocardiography, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging is well described in the literature with high sensitivity and specificity. We report a diagnosis of AD with suprasternal window evaluation during transthoracic echocardiography in a 67-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with syncope and left side weakness.

Keywords: USG, Ultrasound, Aorta, Disection, Suprasternal