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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?
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).