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

Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): 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, Grace J. WangThis Society for Vascular Surgery/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (SVS/STS) document illustrates and defines the overall nomenclature associated with type B aortic dissection. The contents describe a new classification system for practical use and reporting that includes the aortic arch. Chronicity of aortic dissection is also defined along with nomenclature in patients with prior aortic repair and other aortic pathologic processes, such as intramural hematoma and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. Complicated vs uncomplicated dissections are clearly defined with a new high-risk grouping that will undoubtedly grow in reporting and controversy. Follow-up criteria are also discussed with nomenclature for false lumen status in addition to measurement criteria and definitions of aortic remodeling. Overall, the document provides a facile framework of language that will allow more granular discussions and reporting of aortic dissection in the future.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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