Prediction of progression or regression of type A aortic intramural hematoma by computed tomography.

@article{Kaji1999PredictionOP,
  title={Prediction of progression or regression of type A aortic intramural hematoma by computed tomography.},
  author={Shuichiro Kaji and Kazuhiro Nishigami and Takashi Akasaka and Takeshi Hozumi and Takuro Takagi and Takahiro Kawamoto and Hiroyuki Okura and Hiroyuki Shono and Yoko Horibata and Takashi Honda and Kiyoshi Yoshida},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1999},
  volume={100 19 Suppl},
  pages={II281-6}
}
BACKGROUND It has been reported that early surgery should be required for patients with type A aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) because it tends to develop classic aortic dissection or rupture. However, the anatomic features of type A IMH that develops dissection or rupture are unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of progression or regression of type A IMH by computed tomography (CT). METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-two consecutive patients with type A IMH were… CONTINUE READING