reentry tear

reentry tear

Vascular surgery The most distal intimal tear in a dissecting aortic aneurysm, where the blood is presumed to return to the circulation. See Dissecting aneurysm.
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[28] employed CFD to assess the effect of 3 features, that is, (i) the ratio of the area of the false lumen to that of the true lumen, (ii) the size of the reentry tear, and (iii) the position of the reentry tear, on the extent of thrombosis in the false lumen after endovascular stent graft treatment.
Number Tear shape Tear diameter (mm) True lumen diameter (mm) 1 Elliptical Long axis: 22-26 7.0-12.5 Short axis: 10-15 2 Nearly 37 48 circular 3 Spherical 10 20 4 Elliptical Long axis: 13 40-80 Short axis: 10 5 Elliptical Long axis: 6 -- Short axis: 3 6 Elliptical Long axis: 9-11 Short axis: 16-23 7 Elliptical Long axis: 18-33 -- Short axis: 9-36 Number False lumen Number of tears Reference diameter (mm) 1 16.5-21.0 1 [28] (reentry tear) 2 62 1 [20] (entry tear) 3 20 2 [19] (1 entry, 1 reentry) 4 40-80 2 [16] (1 entry, 1 reentry) 5 1 [18] (entry tear) 6 1 [7] (entry tear) 7 1 [47] (entry tear)