AORTA – Aortic dissection (dissecting aortic aneurysm)

The ascending aorta has been opened to show a dissection involving the first 3-4cm. The intimal tear is not apparent but was probably in the area opened. The dissection is confined within the level of the pericardial reflection, so it is likely there was a cardiac tamponade.
Not known, but it is likely that the patient died suddenly.