UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Vascular

Title: Weird Causes of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Keywords: Thoracic, Aortic Aneurysm (PubMed Search)

Posted: 8/27/2007 by Rob Rogers, MD (Updated: 7/18/2019)
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Well, I know you have been having trouble sleeping lately since you have been asking yourself, "What are some really weird causes of thoracic aortic aneurysms?" So, here is a short list: 1. Syphilis 2. Takayasu's arteritis 3. Behcet's disease 4. Psoriatic arthritis 5. Relapsing polychondritis Great pearl for an upcoming Visual Diagnosis Jeopardy....oh yeah, baby, it's coming to a wednesday conference near you!