UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
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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