Syphilitic a multiple giant aortic aneurysm

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In recent years there has been growth in the number of clinical manifestations of late forms of syphilis with damage to the cardiovascular system. This fact makes it necessary to conduct a careful examination of patients with aortic aneurysms and similar lesions of the cardiovascular system. The article gives an overview of modern literature of giant syphilitic aortic aneurysms. The clinical case of multiple syphilitic aneurysm with compression of nearby organs, revealed in vivo is described. The data of instrumental, histopathology, immunohistochemical methods of investigation and the operation are presented.

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Victor S. Novoselov

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
MD, PhD, docent of Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases n.a. V.A. Rakhmanov of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

G. N Kvizhinadze

Moscow Scientific and Practical Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology

Moscow, Russian Federation

E. L Tumanova

N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation

S. R Belousov

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

L. M Smirnova

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation


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