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What is a type B aortic dissection?

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A type B aortic dissection is when your lower, or descending, aorta tears. It may reach into your abdomen.

From: What is Aortic Dissection? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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Mayo Clinic: “Aortic Dissection.”

Medscape: “Aortic Dissection.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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