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Abdominal aortic dilatation in patients operated on for carotid artery stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3188791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of abdominal aortic dilatation among 201 men and 86 women who underwent carotid endarterectomy in 1971-1982 was studied from the date of operation to the end of 1984. Of the 109 patients who died during this time, 96 were autopsied, and 13 (13.5%) of them had aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. Ultrasonographic screening of the abdominal aorta was performed on 154 survivors, and showed dilatation in 17 (11%), 12/100 men and 5/54 women. The prevalence of hypertension, intermittent claudication, diabetes mellitus and coronary insufficiency at the time of endarterectomy did not differ between the patients with or without aortic aneurysm or dilatation. Patients who have undergone endarterectomy of the internal carotid artery constitute a group with high prevalence of abdominal aortic dilatation.
H Bengtsson; O Ekberg; P Aspelin; R Takolander; D Bergqvist
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Scandinavica     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0001-5482     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Scand     Publication Date:    1988 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-16     Completed Date:  1988-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906530     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Lund, Malmö General Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology*
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery
Cerebrovascular Disorders / surgery
Dilatation, Pathologic / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Ischemic Attack, Transient / surgery
Middle Aged

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