Acute aortic syndrome

Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) describes the presentation of patients with one of a number of life threatening aortic pathologies that give rise to aortic symptoms.

The spectrum of these aortic emergencies include:


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rID: 12392
Systems: Vascular, Trauma
Sections: Syndromes, Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acute aortic syndromes
  • Acute aortic syndrome (AAS)

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    Case 1: aortic dissection
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    Case 2: aortic dissection (Stanford B)
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    Aortic intramural...
    Case 3: iatrogenic aortic intramural haematoma
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    Case 4: penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcer
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