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Category: Surgery--->Thoracic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection
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The type of thoracic aortic aneurysm characterized by an outpouching of the aorta is:

A. Fusiform
B. Saccular
C. Pseudoaneurysm
D. None of the above

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Which of the following is the most common cause of thoracic aortic aneurysms?

A. Atherosclerosis
B. Marfan syndrome
C. Takayasu arteritis
D. Nonspecific medial degeneration

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The most common complication of extensive repair for distal aortic aneurysms is:

A. Spinal cord ischemia
B. Renal failure
C. Pulmonary dysfunction
D. Left recurrent laryngeal nerve injury

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Marfan syndrome is caused by an abnormality in which of the following proteins? 

A. Elastin
B. Metalloproteinase
C. Collagen
D. Fibrillin

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The following is NOT true regarding anastomotic pseudoaneurysms:

A. Can arise from deterioration of aortic tissue due to infection
B. Have increased in incidence with an influx of cardio-vascular surgery
C. Commonly occur in patients with Marfan syndrome
D. Are associated with high incidence of morbidity and rupture

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