Dissection (medical)

Dissection (medical)
Dissection (medical)
Classification and external resources

Aortic dissection
ICD-9 441.0, 443.2
MeSH D000784

In medical pathology, dissection (or dissecting aneurysm) refers to a tear within the wall of a blood vessel, which allows blood to separate the wall layers, creating a pseudoaneurysm.


Examples include:

Carotid and vertebral artery dissection are grouped together as "cervical artery dissection".