Reporting Standards for Type B Aortic Dissections

Authoring Organizations

Publication Month/Year

January 27, 2020

Last Updated Month/Year

February 19, 2024

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

A unified consensus on reporting, nomenclature, and classification of type B aortic diseection at this point in time.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006973 - Hypertension, D001015 - Aortic Arch Syndromes, D004210 - Dissection, D003240 - Connective Tissue Diseases


aortic dissection, type b aortic dissection

Source Citation

Lombardi JV, Hughes GC, Appoo JJ, Bavaria JE, Beck AW, Cambria RP, Charlton-Ouw K, Eslami MH, Kim KM, Leshnower BG, Maldonado T, Reece TB, Wang GJ. Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) reporting standards for type B aortic dissections. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Mar;71(3):723-747. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.11.013. Epub 2020 Jan 27. PMID: 32001058.