A 25-year-old female asked:
How does aortic dissection differs from aortic aneurysm?
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Dr. Ronen Elefant answered
12 years experience in Critical Care
See detail: The Aorta (and all arteries) is composed of three distinct layers that are normally fused. A dissection refers to a separation of these layers, usually caused acutely and can be a life threatening emergency depending on the location on the aorta. An aneurysm on the other hand is usually chronic and diagnosed incidentally during workup for something else. Treatment depends on size.
Answered on Dec 22, 2019
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