Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Daniel Danzer
  • Jean-Pierre Becquemin

Case Report

A 59-year-old man presented with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) discovered on Duplex-scan examination of the abdomen. The AAA was 56-mm large with a slightly conic infra renal neck and an aneurysmal right common iliac artery. The patient was otherwise asymptomatic, with no abdominal or back pain. His past medical history was significant for hypertension controlled by bitherapy, non-insulin-dependent diabetes diagnosed 5 years previously, and a smoking history of 30 packs/year. He did not have a history of myocardial infarction (MI), angina pectoris or intermittent claudication. He could still play 18 holes of golf and run once a week without difficulties.

His family history revealed that his father died of an aortic aneurysm rupture. He had a 66 year old brother without apparent health problems. On examination, the patient was slightly overweight. There was no palpable abdominal mass. His past surgical history was only relevant for a groin hernia repair in his mid...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Vaculaire Paris EstHopital Privé Paul D’ EgineChampigny sur MarneFrance

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