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This photograph depicts a left anterior-oblique view of a patient’s left supraclavicular region, and reveals a large, abnormal protuberance caused by an aortic aneurysm, as it eroded through the overlying clavicle and ribs, thereby, causing this bulge. The aneurysm itself was caused by a tertiary syphilitic infection, due to the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. Cardiovascular syphilis can begin 5 to 10 years after initial infection.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1971
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