Table 1

Grading of aortic diseases

Aortic atheroma Aortic trauma
Grade IMinimal intimal thickeningIntimal haemorrhage
Grade IIExtensive intimal thickeningIntimal haemorrhage with laceration
Grade IIISessile atheromaMedial laceration
Grade IVProtruding atheromaComplete laceration
Grade VMobile atheromaFalse aneurysm formation