Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms: a thirty-year review.

  title={Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms: a thirty-year review.},
  author={Russell Pennell and Larry H. Hollier and J. T. Lie and Philip E. Bernatz and James Joyce and Peter C. Pairolero and Kenneth J. Cherry and John W. Hallett},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={2 6},
The operative records of 2816 patients undergoing repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) from 1955 to 1985 were reviewed. Inflammatory aortic or iliac aneurysms were present in 127 patients (4.5%), 123 men and four women. Most patients were heavy smokers (92.1%). Clinical evidence of peripheral arterial occlusive disease and coronary artery disease was found in 26.6% and 39.4%, respectively. Additional aneurysms occurred in half of the patients; iliac aneurysms were the most common (55… CONTINUE READING

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