Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm with shrinkage after endovascular repair

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, 6528, Koibuchi, Kasama-city, Ibaraki, 309-1793, Japan.
Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 08/2012; 20(4):469-71. DOI: 10.1177/0218492311436256
Source: PubMed


An 85-year-old man, who had undergone endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 8½ years earlier, was transferred to the emergency department with chest pain and transient loss of consciousness. Computed tomography revealed a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm with a stent graft inside. His aneurysm was 62 mm in diameter at the endovascular repair, but 45 mm at the rupture site. He was rescued by emergency aneurysmectomy.

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