Several imaging modalities are utilised in the assessment of disease progression in chronic aortic dissection. We present the case of a 66 year-old male who underwent ascending aorta repair for Stanford type A aortic dissection. On follow-up the persisting dissection of the descending thoracic aorta was observed to regress on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI has several advantages over computed tomography (CT) scanning and echocardiography in the follow-up phase of this disease.
Keywords: Aorta; Aortic dissection; Chronic aortic dissection; Imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging.
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