Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Pulsatile abdominal mass

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm with mural thrombosis. No hemorrhage. 
Cardiomegaly and multiple renal cysts also noted. 

Case Discussion

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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