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Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms: does an early stage exist?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1752889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inflammatory aneurysms are characterised by a peculiar clinical (i.e. abdominal-lumbar pain, weight loss and increased ESR) and morphological picture (whitish wall, adhesion to the surrounding organs and thickness greater than 0.5 cm). The lymphomonoplasmacellular infiltrate and the interstitial deposits of collagen define the histological picture of these lesions. The authors describe three abdominal aortic aneurysms macroscopically characterised by parietal edema, hyperemia and hypertrophy of the preaortic lymphnodes. Histological study revealed a conspicuous and widespread lymphomonoplasmacellular infiltrate and interstitial edema. The abdominal-lumbar pain, the increase in ESR and the reactive C protein defined the clinical and laboratory aspects. Serological tests for syphilis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosis were negative. The question which arises from these observations is whether these forms represent separate entities or an early stage in the evolution of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms with fibrosis.
A Stella; M Gargiulo; G L Faggioli; M Gessaroli; F Bertoni; G Pasquinelli; G Cenacchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1991 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-30     Completed Date:  1992-01-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  732-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Bologna University, S. Orsola Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology*
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  pathology*
Aortitis / complications,  pathology*
Blood Sedimentation
Middle Aged
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / pathology*
Weight Loss

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