Title
Endovascular treatment of a chronic contained ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm Endovascular treatment of a chronic contained ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Brussel ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta chirurgica Belgica. - Brussel, 1946 - 1996
Volume/pages
112(2012) :5 , p. 382-385
ISSN
0001-5458
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
CASE REPORT: We report a 69-year-old Caucasian male who presented with irreversible ischemia to the left foot. CT-scan showed, besides occlusion of both superficial femoral arteries, a chronic contained rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was excluded with a stent graft placed through a femoral approach in a semi-urgent procedure. CT-scans at 1, 3 and 6 months demonstrated continued exclusion of the aneurysm. Chronic ruptures are a rare but important subset of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. CT-scan with contrast enhancement is the gold standard diagnosing technique. Treatment consists of prompt surgical intervention with endovascular repair being increasingly used as an alternative to an open surgical approach.
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