Laplaces law

What is Laplaces law, and how is it relevant to aortic aneurysms?

Laplace’s law states that the larger the radius of a sphere, the greater the wall stress. With regard to aneurysms, this means that as an aneurysm increases in size, the stress on the aortic wall also increases. Therefore, the aneurysm becomes more prone to rupture with increasing size.


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