Editor's quiz: GI snapshot

December 2008
Gut;Dec2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1743
Academic Journal
The article discusses the causes of anorexia and weight loss and presents an interpretation of CT scans showing a large infrarenal aortic aneurysm with soft-tissue cuff. It mentions that inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms is the cause of abdominal pain and/or anorexia, weight loss, and raised inflammatory markers. The CT scans showing aneurysms with cuff were suggestive of an inflammatory aneurysm, which differs from atherosclerotic aneurysms.


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