The association between venous structural alterations and biomechanical weakness in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Goodall2002TheAB,
  title={The association between venous structural alterations and biomechanical weakness in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Stephen Goodall and Mat Crowther and Peter R. F. Bell and Matthew M. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={937-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are associated with generalized arterial dilation, torturosity, and altered matrix composition, which suggests a generalized systemic weakness throughout the entire vasculature. The aim of this study was to determine whether this phenomenon was present in the venous tissue of patients with AAA. METHODS A segment of inferior mesenteric vein was harvested from patients who underwent aneurysm repair (n = 11) or colectomy for diverticulosis (n = 11… CONTINUE READING