Transesophageal echocardiographic Doppler findings in patients with penetrating aortic ulcers

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Jan 1;83(1):133-5, A10. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00800-5.


Penetrating aortic ulcers and intramural hematomas cannot always be differentiated by transesophageal echocardiography. We suggest that color and pulsed-wave Doppler flow can be used for identifying penetrating aortic ulcers.

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aortic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography, Doppler*
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Ulcer / diagnostic imaging*