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In about 0.1 per cent, of deaths in America, a thoracic aneurysm is the cause of mortality. This fact furnishes a relative idea about the clinical incidence of thoracic aneurysm of the aorta. Less is known about the frequency of aneurysms of large vessels other than the aorta, and nothing is known about the clinical incidence of aneurysms of the smaller vessels. These usually remain unrecognized, unless some complication draws the attention of the patient to the condition.
Statistics compiled by American and European writers show that cases of multiple aneurysms of the aorta are encountered, although they are rare. Multiple aneurysms of the aorta would perhaps be diagnosed more frequently if looked for. Usually the recognition of one aneurysm satisfies the physician in his examination of the patient, so that no further search for pathologic change is continued. Multiple aneurysms of vessels other than the aorta are still a
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