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Aortic pseudoaneurysm: pseudoaneurysm is a fibrous containment of arterial contents after the arterial wall has been disrupted. There are several causes that produce a pseudoaneurysm including surgical puncture, vascular graft, post traumatic or post infectious.Some pseudoaneurysms resolve on their own while others require repair to prevent leak or hemorrhage by ultrasound guided compression repair, thrombin injection or surgical treatment.
Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) occurs when atherosclerotic plaque penetrates through the intima and internal elastic membrane of the aorta, allowing blood to gain access to the aortic media. PAU results in IMH, and can progress to dissection, saccular aneurysm, pseudo-aneurysm, or frank aortic rupture.