Aortic rupture

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An aortic rupture is a loss of integrity across the entire thickness of the aorta. In contrast, an aortic dissection involves a tear through the inner wall of the aorta, with the utmost parts remaining intact.

An aortic rupture can be classified according to its cause into one of the following main types:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm at Patient UK. Original Author: Dr Laurence Knott. Current Version: Dr Gurvinder Rull. Peer Reviewer: Dr Hannah Gronow. Last Checked: 16/05/2012