Multidetector Computed Tomography in Traumatic and Nontraumatic Aortic Emergencies: Emphasis on Acute Aortic Syndromes

Paul Sathiadoss, Mohammad Haroon, Sirote Wongwaisayawan, Satheesh Krishna, Adnan M Sheikh
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal 2020 February 28, : 846537120902069
Aortic emergencies comprise of a list of conditions which are uncommon but are potentially fatal. Prognosis is usually determined by emergent diagnosis and treatment and hence radiology plays a key role in patient management. In this article, we aim to review the various causes of aortic emergencies and the relevant imaging findings placing special emphasis on acute aortic syndromes.

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