Aneurysmal disease: Thoracic aorta

Andrew Warfield Hoel*

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Thoracic aortic aneurysms are clinically significant for their high mortality risk in the face of rupture. This article reviews the natural history and pathophysiology of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, discusses the evaluation of these patients, and details the treatment options. Specifically discussed are treatment advances arising from the development of endovascular technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-910
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013


  • Aneurysm
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Thoracic aorta
  • Thoracoabdominal aorta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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