Abdominal aortic aneurysm
65 Y/O female with abdominal pulsatile mass
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm with mural thrombosis. No hemorrhage.
Cardiomegaly and multiple renal cysts also noted.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm with mural thrombosis inferior to origin of renal arteries in a 65 Y/O patient.
Most AAAs are asymptomatic unless they leak or rupture. Unruptured aneurysms may uncommonly cause abdominal or back pain, or a pulsatile mass, if large.
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