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.
Most abdominal aortic aneurysms 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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