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Aortitis and periaortic fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1920315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 45-year-old man presented with bilateral lower extremity claudication due to aortitis and periaortic fibrosis. This variety of aortitis has been described in the pathologic literature as chronic periaortitis, a subset of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis. The association of this aortitis with abdominal aortic aneurysm has been described in the surgical literature as inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. These entities are thought to be secondary to the same disease process. We review the possible etiology, diagnostic considerations, and management of these aortidites.
N J Lance; D J Levinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-13     Completed Date:  1991-11-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1095-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60616.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*
Aortitis / complications*,  pathology
Intermittent Claudication / etiology*
Leg / blood supply
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged

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