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IR Playbook pp 209-218 | Cite as

Aortic Dissection

  • William M. Sherk
  • Minhaj S. Khaja
  • David M. Williams
Chapter

Abstract

The spectrum of acute aortic syndrome includes aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. All three are amenable to endovascular treatment in select cases. The following chapter introduces the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of aortic dissection, indications for traditional (medical or open surgical) versus endovascular repair, and techniques of both TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic repair) and fenestration with or without stenting.

Keywords

Aortic dissection Acute aortic syndrome Intramural hematoma Static obstruction Dynamic obstruction Fenestration TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aortic repair) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Sherk
    • 1
  • Minhaj S. Khaja
    • 2
  • David M. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Hospital and Health SystemsAnn ArborUSA

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