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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Analysis Of Correlation Between Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome And Aneurysm Of The Abdominal Aorta [análise Da Correlação Entre Síndrome De Pseudo-exfoliação E Aneurisma De Aorta Abdominal]
Author: De Tarso Ponte Pierre Filho P.
De Araujo L.C.
Costa V.P.
De Medeiros C.A.F.
Lucas G.C.
Abstract: Purpose: To investigate the suggested association between pseudoexfoliation syndrome and aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. Methods: 65 patients recently operated for abdominal aortic aneurysm and 51 controls with peripheral atherosclerosis, without aneurysm, underwent an ophthalmologic examination under pupillary dilatation to detect the presence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Results: There were no significant differences regarding mean age and distribution by gender and race between the groups (p > 0.05). Two of 65 patients with aortic aneurysm and one of 51 controls presented pseudoexfoliation syndrome (p = 1.00). Conclusion: The prevalence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome in patients operated for abdominal aortic aneurysm and in patients with peripheral atherosclerosis were similar. This finding does not support the proposed association between pseudoexfoliation syndrome and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
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Date Issue: 2004
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