Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Aortic dissection and related syndromes

---including intramural hematoma, penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer, unstable aneurysm, localized intimal tears and post traumatic dissections are frequently lumped under the heading of acute aortic syndrome. A review and editorial in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine discuss classifications, clinical manifestations, management and the role of CT.

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