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Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Reporting Standards for Type B Aortic Dissections

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Joseph V. Lombardi, G. Chad Hughes, Jehangir J. Appoo, Joseph E. Bavaria, Adam W. Beck, Richard P. Cambria, Kristofer Charlton-Ouw, Mohammad H. Eslami, Karen M. Kim, Bradley G. Leshnower, Thomas Maldonado, T. Brett Reece and Grace J. Wang

In this consensus statement, a new anatomic classfication system is proposed for thoracic aortic dissections.  The acuity of aortic dissection and complicated vs uncomplicated dissections are clearly defined.  Risk factors, presentations, management, and complications are expounded.  Follow-up criteria are also discussed with nomenclature for false lumen status, in addition to measurement criteria and definitions of aortic remodeling.  This expert consensus provides a comprehensive document that facilitates communcations and reporting of aortic dissection among the aortic community. 

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