Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) reporting standards for type B aortic dissections.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This Society for Vascular Surgery/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (SVS/STS) document illustrates and defines the overall nomenclature associated with type B aortic dissection. The contents describe a new classification system for practical use and reporting that includes the aortic arch. Chronicity of aortic dissection is also defined along with nomenclature in patients with prior aortic repair and other aortic pathologic processes, such as intramural hematoma and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. Complicated vs uncomplicated dissections are clearly defined with a new high-risk grouping that will undoubtedly grow in reporting and controversy. Follow-up criteria are also discussed with nomenclature for false lumen status in addition to measurement criteria and definitions of aortic remodeling. Overall, the document provides a facile framework of language that will allow more granular discussions and reporting of aortic dissection in the future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lombardi, JV; Hughes, GC; Appoo, JJ; Bavaria, JE; Beck, AW; Cambria, RP; Charlton-Ouw, K; Eslami, MH; Kim, KM; Leshnower, BG; Maldonado, T; Reece, TB; Wang, GJ

Published Date

  • March 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 723 - 747

PubMed ID

  • 32001058

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.11.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States