UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM

Authors

  • Mário Moreira Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Luís Antunes Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Joana Moreira Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Óscar Gonçalves Angiology and Vascular Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.157

Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm affects 5-9% of the population over the age of 65 years; is more common in male smokers and in patients with a positive family history of aortic aneurysms. Most patients are asymptomatic; rupture is the most common and dreaded complication. The classical triad of back pain, hypotension and pulsatile mass is the most common presentation but is present in only 25–50% of patients. Clinical presentation seems dependent on rupture site. Our report illustrate a rare clinical presentation for a serious clinical condition. Knowledge of different presentations can lead to timely diagnosis and management and decrease in rupture related morbidity and mortality.

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Published

27-05-2021

How to Cite

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Moreira M, Antunes L, Moreira J, Gonçalves Óscar. UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 May 27 [cited 2022 Aug. 11];26(1):71-3. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/157

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