syphilitic aneurysm

syph·i·lit·ic an·eu·rysm

an aneurysm, usually involving the thoracic aorta, resulting from tertiary syphilitic aortitis.

syph·i·lit·ic an·eur·ysm

(sif'i-lit'ik an'yūr-izm)
An aneurysm, usually involving the thoracic aorta, resulting from tertiary syphilitic aortitis.
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Syphilitic aneurysms are rare, seen in 12% of these patients, with a latency of 10-30 years, most commonly in the ascending aorta, with high risk for rupture and less risk for dissection [14].