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 the following main types:


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