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mesoaortitis

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Etiology

- dysimmune mesoaortitis
- syphilitic mesoaortitis

Synopsis

- chronic mesoaortitis
- patchy destruction of musculo-elastic medial tissue
- adventitial focal lymphocytic infiltrates

A case of an ascending aortic aneurysm due to mesoaortitis complicated with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

References

- Matsuzaki K, Shiiya N, Kubota S, Kunihara T, Murashita T, Matsui Y, Yasuda K. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Oct;7(5):315-8. PMID: #11743862# [Free]