Follow-up of all dissected patients is mandatory. Possible late complications related to earlier aortic dissection are:

• repeated dissection either proximally or distally

• chronic aneurysm formation (see Chapter 4.1, "Thoracoabdominal aneurysms")

• chronic reduction of organ perfusion (renal/visceral chronic ischaemia).

Recognizing late complications in time by the use of less invasive imaging modalities, such as MR or CAT scan,

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