A tear within the wall of any of the arteries of the neck (carotid artery or vertebral artery) and that allows blood to separate the wall layers. By separating a portion of the wall of the artery (a layer of the Tunica intima or tunica media), a dissection creates two lumens or passages within the vessel, the native or true lumen, and the "false lumen" created by the new space within the wall of the artery. [ EFO : 1000059 ]

Synonyms:

cervical artery dissection

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
  • MONDO:0006061
gwas trait
  • true
id
  • EFO:1000059
term editor
  • Dani Welter

Term relations

Subclass of: