Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  title={Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={T. R. Cheatle and Patrick Hickman and R. P. Grimley},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={80 12},
About 10% of all abdominal aortic aneurysms are characterized by an exuberant inflammatory reaction consisting of a dense white sheath over the aneurysm with peri-aortic fibrosis. The aetiology is unknown. There are characteristic ultrasonic and CT appearances but the condition is usually diagnosed at laparotomy. Surgery is the best treatment, keeping peri-aortic dissection to a minimum. Steroid therapy may occasionally be indicated where the situation is considered inoperable or when the… CONTINUE READING


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