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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jan;188(1):W57-62.

CT findings of rupture, impending rupture, and contained rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Department of Radiology, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave., PO Box 245067, Tucson, AZ 85724-5067, USA. schwartz@radiology.arizona.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

With the increasing use of cross-sectional imaging for a variety of medical and surgical conditions affecting the abdomen and pelvis, familiarity with the imaging features of aneurysm rupture--and the findings suspicious for impending or contained aneurysm rupture--is crucial for all radiologists. This pictorial essay will review the imaging findings of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms and of complicated aneurysms.

CONCLUSION:

Prompt detection of abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture or impending rupture is critical because emergent surgery may be required and patient survival may be at stake.

PMID:
17179328
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.1554
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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