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acute medial dissection of the ascending aorta

Friday 5 July 2013

The histologic reaction in the adventitia to aortic dissections may be relevant to dating the onset of symptoms and to providing insight into pathogenesis.

Adventitial inflammation is prominent soon after intimal injury in aortic dissections before rupture of the false lumen. The pattern of inflammation is distinct from aortitis and can be used to date early aortic dissections.

See also

- arterial dissection


- Acute Medial Dissection of the Ascending Aorta: Evolution of Reactive Histologic Changes. Xu L, Burke A. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Jun 14. 2013 Aug;37(8):1275-82. doi : 10.1097/PAS.0b013e318294adc3 PMID: 23774175