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Dissecting aortic aneurysms: accuracy of computed tomographic diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6878699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a three-year period, fifty patients were evaluated for the possibility of dissecting aortic aneurysm using high-resolution computed tomography (CT). The diagnosis of dissection was made if two contrast-medium-filled channels were identified within the aortic lumen. Eighteen patients were diagnosed with CT as having dissecting aortic aneurysms. Eight patients were evaluated postoperatively and five of these patients had persistence of the double channel. Twenty-four patients had no evidence on CT of aortic dissection. Follow-up was obtained in all patients. There were no known false-negative diagnoses and one false-positive diagnosis. High-resolution CT offers an accurate, noninvasive means to evaluate patients for suspected dissecting aortic aneurysms.
M K Thorsen; M A San Dretto; T L Lawson; W D Foley; D F Smith; L L Berland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-20     Completed Date:  1983-09-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  773-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / classification,  radiography*,  surgery
Aortic Aneurysm / classification,  radiography*,  surgery
Diagnostic Errors
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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