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

Stephanie A. Schwartz, Mihra S. Taljanovic, Stephen Smyth, Michael J. O'Brien, Lee F. Rogers

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W57-62
JournalAJR. American journal of roentgenology
Volume188
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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