Vessel asymmetry as an additional diagnostic tool in the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Barry J Doyle, Anthony Callanan, Paul E Burke, Pierce A Grace, Michael T Walsh, David A Vorp, Timothy M McGloughlin

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is believed to occur when the local mechanical stress exceeds the local mechanical strength of the wall tissue. On the basis of this hypothesis, the knowledge of the stress acting on the wall of an unruptured aneurysm could be useful in determining the risk of rupture. The role of asymmetry has previously been identified in idealized AAA models and is now studied using realistic AAAs in the current work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-54
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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