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Complete abdominal aortic aneurysm thrombosis and obstruction of both common iliac arteries with intrathrombotic pressures demonstrating a continuing risk of rupture: a case report and review of the literature

Author(s): Filis Konstantinos | Lagoudianakis Emmanuel | Markogiannakis Haridimos | Kotzadimitriou Aikaterini | Koronakis Nikolaos | Bramis Konstantinos | Xiromeritis Konstantinos | Theodorou Dimitrios | Manouras Andreas

Journal: Journal of Medical Case Reports
ISSN 1752-1947

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 9292;
Date: 2009;
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Abstract Introduction Although mural thrombus in an abdominal aortic aneurysm is frequent and its role has been studied extensively, complete thrombosis of an abdominal aneurysm is extremely rare and its natural history in relation to the risk of rupture is not known. The case of a patient with a completely thrombosed infrarenal aneurysm is presented along with a literature review. Case presentation We report the case of a 56-year-old Caucasian man with an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, presenting at our hospital due to critical ischemia of his right lower limb. Computed tomography and angiography demonstrated complete aneurysm thrombosis and obstruction of both common iliac arteries. Conclusion During the operation, systolic and mean intrathrombotic pressures, measured in different levels, constituted 74.5-90.2% and 77.5-92.5% of systolic and mean intraluminal pressure and 73-88.4% and 76.5-91.3% of systemic pressure, respectively. Our findings show that there may be a continuing risk of rupture in cases of a thrombosed abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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