Multidetector CT of Aortic Dissection: A Pictorial Review.

  title={Multidetector CT of Aortic Dissection: A Pictorial Review.},
  author={M Mcmahon and Christopher A Squirrell},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={30 2},
Aortic dissection is the most common acute emergency condition of the aorta and often has a fatal outcome. Outcome is determined by the type and extent of dissection and the presence of associated complications (eg, cerebral sequelae, aortic branch involvement, pericardial involvement, and visceral involvement), with early diagnosis and treatment being essential for improved prognosis. Aortic dissections are classified on the basis of the site of the intimal tear according to the Stanford… CONTINUE READING
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