Reference : Factors promoting rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms
Scientific journals : Letter to the editor
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/67727
Factors promoting rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms
English
Van Damme, Hendrik [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques]
Sakalihasan, Natzi [> > > >]
Limet, Raymond [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique]
Feb-2005
Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Acta Medical Belgica
105
1
1-12
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0001-5458
Brussels
[en] aneurysm, abdominal aorta ; aneurysm, rupture ; matrix metalloproteinases ; aneurysm, thrombus ; finite element analysis ; mechanical stress
[en] The risk for rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm is widely believed to be related to its maximum diameter. Rupture occurs at the site of maximum wall stress, when it exceeds the tensile strength of the aortic wall. Basic research confirmed that peak wall stress and aortic wall biodegradation contribute to the mechanism of aneurysm rupture. In order to highlight the role of loss in wall strength and increase in focal peak stress, the authors reviewed recent literature. The clinical relevance of these recent insights in the etiopathogenesis of aneurysm rupture is analysed.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/67727

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