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Inflammatory variant of abdominal atherosclerotic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6894848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-one consecutively removed abdominal aortic atherosclerotic aneurysms were graded as mild, moderate, or severe, according to the amount of chronic inflammation and fibrosis present. Mild chronic inflammation and fibrosis were present in 72.5% of the aneurysms and moderate changes in 15.7%. The presence of the latter group indicated that there was no sharp distinction between the usual atherosclerotic aneurysm with mild chronic inflammation and those with severe changes (inflammatory aneurysms). Patients with the latter comprised about 12% of the total and showed no significant clinical difference from those with ordinary atherosclerotic aneurysms, apart from difficult operative dissection that led to a raised operative mortality. The clinical and pathological findings suggest that inflammatory aneurysms of the abdominal aorta are simply atherosclerotic aneurysms that show an unusual accentuation of the chronic inflammation and fibrosis that may be observed in relation to atherosclerotic aneurysms.
A G Rose; D M Dent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-15     Completed Date:  1981-09-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  pathology*
Arteriosclerosis / complications,  pathology*
Inflammation / pathology

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