Stanford type B aortic dissection

Case contributed by Dr Avni K P Skandhan

Presentation

One day history of sudden abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 22 years
Gender: Female

Images show Stanford type B aortic dissection.

Case Discussion

An aortic dissection is one of the acute aortic syndromes and a type of arterial dissection. It occurs when blood enters the medial layer of the aortic wall through a tear or penetrating ulcer in the intima and tracks along the media, forming a second blood-filled channel within the wall. 
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Case information

rID: 25409
Case created: 24th Oct 2013
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Vascular
Tag: refs
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