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Meticulous Aortic imaging is vital for assessing  atherosclerotic plaques in stroke evaluation ,  aneurysms of aorta ( Both dissecting and non dissecting.) and during aortic surgeries. Peri  procedural  aortic imaging has become mandatory in many of the complex aortic endovascular repair as well .

TEE is an extremely useful investigation and has revolutiolised our appraoch to aortic disorders .

However , we have an issue .

blind spot for tee in aortic imaging distal ascending aorta and proximal arch bracho cephalic trunk

How to overcome it ?

During peri-operative TEE a simple but innovative idea is to displace  the tracheal air with saline filled balloon and capture the aortic arch with ultra sound . What a way to un-blind our vision deep inside the thorax  !

A specific catheter is available for this purpose .

a view endo tracheal balloon catheter how to overcome the aortic blind spot in tee

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