R. H. KAMPMEIER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
"There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta."—Osler.
Aneurysms of various types have long been recognized. The first type to be described came to be known as false aneurysm, because following rupture or wounding of an artery, the sac which formed had for its walls the adjacent tissues or newly formed connective tissue. Arterio-venous aneurysm is the term applied to a communication between an artery and vein. If it is direct, the lesion is known as aneurysmal varix, whereas if there is an interposed sac it is named varicose aneurysm. Aneurysms may rarely be
KAMPMEIER RH. SACCULAR ANEURYSM OF THE THORACIC AORTA: A CLINICAL STUDY OF 633 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:624–651. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-5-624
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(5):624-651.
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