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Diagnostic errors in the evaluation of nontraumatic aortic emergencies.
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PMID:  22824122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nontraumatic aortic emergencies (NTAE) are a complex and dynamic group of serious, potentially fatal conditions affecting the aorta. These entities most often present in the emergency department setting, and include aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer, as well as aortic rupture and impending rupture. The radiologist plays a critical role in prompt diagnosis and evaluation since presenting signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. This article focuses on the potential sources of error in the imaging evaluation of patients presenting with NTAE.
Authors:
Daniel Souza; Stephen Ledbetter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1558-5034     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Cancer Imaging, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
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