Spontaneous Dissection of the Abdominal Aorta

  title={Spontaneous Dissection of the Abdominal Aorta},
  author={Susanne Knape and Pierre van den Brande and Erik E Debing and K. Kemp and Franciscus van Tussenbroek},
  journal={Annals of Vascular Surgery},
Spontaneous abdominal aortic dissection is a rare entity, often with a clinically unspecific presentation. The cause of the dissection is unclear. Angiography used to be the definitive diagnostic study, but today a correct diagnosis can be achieved with CT scanning and magnetic resonance angiography. The optimal form of management for the individual patient is not clearly established. Chronic dissections may best be managed conservatively, with close follow-up achieved with CT scanning and… CONTINUE READING