Acute aortic abnormalities.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Aneurysm and type B dissections account for most acute abdominal aortic abnormalities. The postsurgical aorta deserves special attention owing to the risk of complications. Most aortic abnormalities presenting acutely are emergencies that carry a high risk of mortality, and imaging plays a critical role in patient evaluation. Modern helical CT scanners provide excellent spatial resolution, are readily available, and allow for rapid imaging. For these reasons, helical CT angiography is the imaging modality of choice for initial evaluation of the acute aorta.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coulam, CH; Rubin, GD

Published Date

  • April 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 148 - 164

PubMed ID

  • 11329657

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0037-198X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/sroe.2001.23049


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States