CLINICOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATIONS Spontaneous Laceration of Ascending Aorta


Spontaneous laceration of the ascending aorta may result in (1) through-and-through laceration causing hemopericardium, (2) limited intramural dissection of blood (incomplete dissecting aneurysm), or (3) classical dissecting aneurysm. The latter is the most common manifestation. Background conditions include either extensive cystic medial necrosis (as may… (More)

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