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Acute discrete dissection of the ascending aorta
  1. F Chirillo,
  2. L Salvador,
  3. F Bacchion
  1. Ca’ Foncello Hospital, Treviso, Italy
  1. Dr F Chirillo, Piazzale Ospedale 1, Treviso, 31100 Italy; fchirillo{at}

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The authors’ reply: We thank Dr Breithardt for his interest in our paper reporting a case of discrete dissection of the ascending aorta.1 In the transoesophageal echocardiographic image published Dr Breithardt has interpreted the presence of a hazy horizontal line located approximately in the middle of …

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