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Spontaneous resolution of a descending aortic dissection. Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2736184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The natural history of an aortic dissection is either endothelialization of the false lumen forming a so-called double-barrelled aorta, or thrombosis of the sack leading to fibrosis and scarring. Complete healing of an aortic dissection is extremely rare, and has to our knowledge only been reported once in vivo. Here we report a second case of spontaneous resolution of an aortic dissection, disclosed by contrast medium enhanced computed tomography.
B Thorvinger; U Albrechtsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0284-1851     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:    1989 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-04     Completed Date:  1989-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography*
Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Aneurysm / radiography*
Remission, Spontaneous
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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