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DeBakey classification

Pronunciation: de-ba'ke

Definition: a classification of three types of aortic dissection: type I extends into the transverse arch and distal aorta and type II is confined to the ascending aorta; type III dissections begin in the descending aorta, with type IIIA extending toward the diaphragm and type IIIB below it.

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