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Sara G.

asked • 04/29/17

How does a dissecting aortic aneurysm develop?

How does a dissecting aortic aneurysm develop?

A dilation or bulge develops at one point of the aortic wall.

Thrombus accumulates at a point in the aortic wall.

A tear in the tunica intima (interna) has occurred that allows blood to flow between the layers of the arterial wall.

A section of the aorta weakens and dilates in all directions.

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