Concomitant syphilitic aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta. Case report

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The aneurismatic aortic disease is one of the most frequent conditions challenging the vascular surgeon. It can be caused by atheroclerosis, vasculitis, trauma, infection or others. The treatment, even when elective, can be associated to high rates of morbid-mortality, related to the etiology, anatomic location and type of treatment. The authors describe the case of a patient with concomitant syphilitic aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta, pararenal and aortic bifurcation. The diagnostic presumption was supported by clinical and epidemiology data (the patient was treated for a syphilitic saccular infrarenal aortic aneurysm 5 years before). The etiology was confirmed by the pathological studies of the surgical specimen.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)56-61
JournalRevista Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular : Orgao Oficial Da Sociedade Portuguesa De Cirurgia Cardio-Toracica E Vascular
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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