Abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture with aortocaval fistula

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Patient Data:

Age: 58
Gender: Male

Aneurysmal dilatation of the infra-renal abdominal aorta with aorto-caval fistulous communication.

Case Discussion:

Spontaneous rupture of an AAA into the adjacent vena cava occurs in < 1% of all aneurysms and in ~ 3% of ruptured aortic aneurysms.

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