Volume : 3
Issue : 2
Emergency endovascular management of a leaking saccular abdominal aortic aneurysm
Premchand RK, Sadiq Azam MD
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Premchand RK1 and Sadiq Azam MD1,*
1Department of Cardiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. Mohammed Sadiq Azam, Department of Cardiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India. Mobile: +91 9177618108; Email: email@example.com
Received 24 January 2015; Revised 13 March 2015; Accepted 20 March 2015; Published 27 March 2015
Citation: Premchand RK, Sadiq Azam MD. Emergency endovascular management of a leaking saccular abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Med Sci Res. 2015; 3(2):64-69. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2015/3-012
Copyright: © 2015 Premchand RK, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are relatively common, potentially life threatening conditions that are often asymptomatic and incidentally detected on routine screening for other problems. Vague abdominal pain and back ache are often the presenting complaints of this disease and are also the commonest complaints that a doctor comes across in the outpatient as well as the emergency room (ER). Hence it is easy to misdiagnose an AAA. A case report illustrating one such patient who presented to the gastroenterologist with vague abdominal pain and backache in whom an abdominal aneurysm was incidentally detected on ultrasound, is presented here. The patient course and complications that developed along with key points to be learnt so as to identify this disease at an early stage and prevent its complications, are discussed.
Keywords: abdominal aortic aneurysm; EVAR; ultrasound screening for aneurysm; saccular aneurysm