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What are the 2 most common causes of aneurysms?
atherosclerosis and cystic medial degeneration
What type of aneurysm has a predilection for the proximal aorta, particulary the aortic root? What colloquial pathologic term is often associated with this condition?
Syphilitic Aneurysm; obliterative endarteritis appears as "tree barking"
What is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm always associated with? What is feared complication?
fusiform dilation from severe Atherosclerosis; mural thrombis with potential for embolism
What is the survial rate post AAA rupture with surgery?
50%
What is the most frequent cause of Aortic Dissection?
cystic medial degeneration (CT disorders)
Describe Marfan Syndrome.
Autosomal Dominant CT abnormality in fibrillin (elastin)
Name 3 broad conditions which can lead to increased arterial thrombosis.
Endothelial damage, altered blood flow, hypercoagulability
True/False - Calf Tendereness (a sign of DVT) is often associtated with forced dorsiflexion of foot (Homan's sign).
True