Abdominal aortic aneurysm - dense rim sign

Case contributed by Mr Yusuf Hakim


Incidental finding on ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Longitudinal view of the aneurysmal sac, clearly showing the thrombus located anteriorly and posteriorly. Transverse view of the aortic aneurysm, showing a concentric thrombus.

CTA shows mild enhancement of the thrombus in the aneurysm, so-called "dense rim sign" which is frequently seen in case of a pending rupture

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