ruptured aortic aneurysm
ruptured aortic aneurysmThe transmural disruption of the integrity of the aorta, which usually occurs in a background of aortic dissection.
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.
Decreased red cells and haematocrit.
History, abdominal film, arteriography, ultrasound, CT.
Surgery is mandatory.
May be fatal if untreated.