IR Review Articles of Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Pathologies

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These IR aortic review articles may be interesting for both preclinical (anatomy/genetics) and clinical (imaging/recognition/tx) students. For MS-I and MS-II, these articles reinforce the Step 1-relevant anatomy-trauma/connective tissue disease correlations of thoracic aortic dissections. For clerkship year students, the ‘Part 2’ of the review series talks about some of the finer details of AAA’s.

1. CT angiographic evaluation of genetic vascular disease: role in detection, staging, and management of complex vascular pathologic conditions
This article reviews and discusses the imaging appearances of Arterial dissection and aneurysm rupture in three hereditable connective tissue diseases: Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and Ehlers-Danlos

2. Nontraumatic Acute Aortic Emergencies: Part 1, Acute Aortic Syndrome

3. Nontraumatic acute aortic emergencies: Part 2, Pre- and postsurgical complications related to aortic aneurysm in the emergency clinical setting.

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