Continuation of an ascending and/or descending aortic aneurysm
Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm causes
Atherosclerosis is most often associated with descending thoracic aneurysms, and is thought to play an important role in aneurysmal disease, including the risk factors associated with atherosclerosis such as:
Age (greater than 55)
Family history (first-degree relatives such as father or brother)
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