Abdominal aortic aneurysm with thrombus fissuration

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco


Known case of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Presented with persistent abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years old
Gender: Male

There is an infrarenal fusiform abdominal aortic aneurysm with a maximum diameter of 5.8 cm. Linear contrast infiltration from the aneurysm lumen through the intramural thrombus is demonstrated indicative of thrombus fissuration.

Modality: Annotated image

Annotated images showing thrombus fissuration within the abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Case Discussion

This is a case of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with thrombus fissuration in a patient presenting with abdominal pain. Thrombus fissuration is a sign of aneurysm instability and impending rupture.

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Case Information

rID: 46218
Case created: 27th Jun 2016
Last edited: 30th Jun 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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