aortic aneurysm


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aortic aneurysm

[ā′ȯrd·ik ′an·yə‚riz·əm]
(medicine)
Dilation of the wall of the aorta, usually the ascending portion.
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Bergqvist, "Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm and dissection: An investigation based on autopsy," British Journal of Surgery, vol.
Repeat MSCT showed a well-positioned valve, with the outflow floating in the ascending aortic aneurysm, without evidence of in situ thrombus, and no expansion of the ascending or descending aortic aneurysms (Figure 4).
The pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm formation typically involves a progressive thinning of the media layer of the vascular wall, via progressive decreases in elastin, collagen, and fibrolamellar units [1].
The mechanism of the injury in the fistula is related to the expansion of an aortic aneurysm, which causes compression in the tracheobronchial tree, which triggers a chronic inflammatory response.
Lavigne, "Infected abdominal aortic aneurysm due to Escherichia coli," Acta Chirurgica Belgica, vol.
Our investigation and other groups show that blockade of this pathway by its inhibitor, SP600125 or curcumin, can inhibit secretion of MCP-1, MCP-2, and MMP-9, thereby attenuating aortic aneurysm formation [42-44].
Results: Ultrasound measurements of abdominal aortic aneurysm were both accurate and reproducible.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAB) are life-threatening for the patient.
The growth of a thoracic aortic aneurysm is carefully monitored, since it is unlikely to cause symptoms until the moment it ruptures or dissects.
Of these patients, 45 patients underwent open surgery for symptomatic non-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, while 88 patients had emergency treatment of ruptured aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.
Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is defined as a dilation of the aorta to a diameter at least 50% greater than the expected normal aortic diameter at the diaphragmatic hiatus, with varying degrees of thoracic and abdominal extensions (1).
Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as bilateral hydroureteronephrosis: A case report and review of literature.