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ABSTRACT: 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.
Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 08/2012; 20(4):469-71.