Acute aortic syndrome

Ester and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) describes the presentation of patients with one of a number of life threatening aortic pathologies that give rise to aortic symptoms.

The spectrum of these aortic emergencies include:

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Article information

rID: 12392
System: Vascular, Trauma
Section: Syndromes, Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acute aortic syndromes
  • Acute aortic syndrome (AAS)

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  • Case 1: aortic dissection
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  • Case 2: aortic dissection (Stanford B)
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  • Aortic intramural...
    Case 3: iatrogenic aortic intramural hematoma
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  • Penetrating aorti...
    Case 4: penetrating aortic atherosclerotic ulcer
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