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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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