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dissection

[də′sek·shən]
(geology)
Destruction of the continuity of the land surface by erosive cutting of valleys or ravines into a relatively even surface.
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Missed diagnosis of limited ascending aortic dissection by multiple imaging modalities leading to fatal cardiac tamponade and aortic rupture.
The study indicates that aortic dissection performed during the full moon phase had a significantly shorter length of stay than two other moon phases - 10 days for the full moon cycle vs.
After hours of waiting for tests, the hospital confirmed she had an aortic dissection however Mrs A suffered a fatal heart attack just 10 minutes after her diagnosis.
An aortic dissection is a serious condition in which a tear develops in the inner layer of the aorta, the large blood vessel branching off the heart.
Association of left ventricular hypertrophy and aortic dilation in patients with acute thoracic aortic dissection.
This finding in a case-control study raises the intriguing possibility that renal cysts could be a marker of increased risk for aortic dissection, Dr.
Recently, there are theories elucidating causal relationships linking aortic ulceration, IMH and aortic dissection.
Aortic dissection affects only two in every 10,000 people - mainly men aged 40 to 70.
On a recent afternoon, two of our new staff cared for patients with an aortic dissection, an expanding subdural hematoma, a pediatric seizure and cardiogenic shock.
Sometimes superior pericardial recess fluid may even mimic aortic dissection or thrombus.
He was a nonsmoker with negligible alcohol intake; however, his past history included aortic dissection requiring aortic valve replacement.