The wall of the aorta contains three layers. An aortic dissection is a tear in the innermost layer. This tear allows blood to travel between the layers of the aorta and weaken its wall. Aortic dissections can interfere with blood flow to the body. They can also cause a rupture in the wall of the aorta itself, a life-threatening condition.
Englewood Health’s vascular surgeons offer the most up-to-date surgical procedures for treating patients with abdominal aortic dissection.
Endovascular Stent Graft Repair for Aortic Dissection
Through a small incision, a thin tube is guided to the area of the dissection. A wire stent tube is placed in the area allowing blood to flow without pressure on the damaged area of the aorta.