thoracic aortic aneurysm meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    An aneurysm in the proximal portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and giving rise to the bronchial,esophageal,pericardiac,and mediastinal branches.


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  1. Forsch died suddenly from a thoracic aortic aneurysm on November 3, 2011.
  2. Thoracic aortic aneurysms occur on the aorta as it passes through the chest cavity.
  3. A major vascular cause of hemothorax is aortic dissection or rupture of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
  4. Certain mutations in the MYLK gene are associated with thoracic aortic aneurysms or thoracic aortic dissections.
  5. However, a syphilitic aneurysm is more likely to be a thoracic aortic aneurysm than an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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