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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 February;42(1):111-3
Acute thrombosis of an aortic aneurysm
Shnacker A., Witz M., Lehmann J. M.
From the Vascular Surgery Unit Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba Tel-Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel
The natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysms is to enlarge gradually. Associated complications are rupture, peripheral embolization and infection.1-5 Complete occlusion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm by thrombus is extremely rare and constitutes a surgical emergency, with an estimated mortality of 50%.1-5 We report a case of a patient with this very uncommon complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm and review the literature discussing its optimal identification and management.