dissecting aortic aneurysm


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dissecting aortic aneurysm

Cardiovascular disease An aneurysm of the aorta in which there is an internal split in the wall of the aorta, caused by either ASHD or cystic medial hyperplasia. See Aneurysm, Aortic aneurysm.
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Mackowiak PA, Lipscomb KM, Mills LJ, et al: Dissecting aortic aneurysm manifested as fever of unknown origin.
Smith MA, Singer C: Fever of unknown origin: unusual presentation of dissecting aortic aneurysm.
Computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed a dissecting aortic aneurysm (figure), which suggested a recurrent laryngeal nerve injury that was caused by the stretching of the nerve around a slowly expanding aortic arch.
Larson died of a dissecting aortic aneurysm, a tear in the inner lining of the aorta, said Dr.