ruptured aortic aneurysm

ruptured aortic aneurysm

The transmural disruption of the integrity of the aorta, which usually occurs in a background of aortic dissection.
 
Clinical findings
Onset may be abrupt or gradual; pulsatile abdominal mass, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, constipation, pain or claudication, waxing and waning abdominal paining that may remit spontaneously, rebound tenderness.
 
Lab
Decreased red cells and haematocrit.

Diagnosis
History, abdominal film, arteriography, ultrasound, CT.

Management
Surgery is mandatory.
 
Prognosis
May be fatal if untreated.

ruptured aortic aneurysm

Surgery The transmural disruption of the integrity of the aorta, which usually occurs in a background of aortic dissection Clinical Onset may be abrupt or gradual; pulsatile abdominal mass, early satiety, N&V, constipation, pain or claudication, waxing and waning abdominal paining which may remit spontaneously, rebound tenderness Lab ↓ RBCs, ↓ hematocrit Diagnosis Hx, abdominal film, arteriography, ultrasound, CT Management Surgery is mandatory Prognosis May be fatal if untreated. See Dissecting aneurysm.
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These signs and symptoms of more common surgical conditions often mislead the initial treating clinician hence making the early diagnosis of ruptured aortic aneurysm difficult.
Ruptured aortic aneurysm has a higher mortality rate than heart attacks.
In patients suffering a ruptured aortic aneurysm, the mortality is up to 80%.
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Mr Havelock, a retired printer from Eston, was undergoing surgery after suffering a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
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In a Cochrane review of screening trials involving a total of 127 891 men and 9 342 women it was found that men aged 65-79 years could benefit from screening, but that there were insufficient data on women (whose risk of death from ruptured aortic aneurysm is much lower than the risk in men) to ascertain their effectiveness.
Statistics indicate that ruptured aortic aneurysm is the 15th-leading cause of death in the U.
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