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Review Questions

1) Which of the following statements about aortic aneurysms is incorrect?

Saccular aneurysms are usually due to atherosclerosis
Pseudoaneurysms are usually secondary to trauma
Perianeurysmal inflammation is often present with atherosclerotic aneurysms
Marfan’s Disease and syphilis cause aneurysms that involve the sinotubular junction
Thoracic aortic aneurysms are usually fixed surgically when they are >5.5 cm

2) Which of the following statements about aortic dissections and intramural hematomas is incorrect?

Intramural hematomas occur when the lumen becomes filled with clot
Intramural hematomas do not have a connection with the aortic lumen
Aortic dissections can cause aortic regurgitation
Aortic dissections can spread to involve the coronary arteries or branches of the aortic arch
An acute intramural hematoma is bright on T2 but isointense to arterial wall on T1

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