Syphilitic Aortic Arch Aneurysm: Review of Cases
Keywords:Syphilis, Aortic arch aneurysm
Syphilitic aortic aneurysms are uncommon today. Four cases of syphilitic aortic arch aneurysm are reported.
The first case presented with upper airway obstruction. The second case presented with chest pain. The third case presented with dysphagia. And the last case presented with hoarseness. Three cases were successfully treated with aortic arch replacement. Pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of syphilitic aortic aneurysm are also reviewed.
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