What are inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms (IAAAs)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Inflammatory aneurysms represent a subsegment of AAA and are characterized by a thick inflammatory peel. These aneurysms are associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis and adhesion of the duodenum and fibrosis (see the image below).

Aneurysm with retroperitoneal fibrosis and adhesio Aneurysm with retroperitoneal fibrosis and adhesion of duodenum.

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