[ mĕz′ā-ôr-tī′tĭs ]
Inflammation of the middle layer of the aorta.
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Mesaortitis is the primary lesion and acts as a locus minoris resistenti where an aneurysm forms.
Microscopically the process is found to be a subacute inflammation of the media, which has been called a mesaortitis.