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Contained rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as obstructive jaundice: report of a case.
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PMID:  11321343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare occurrence, the presentation of which is unusual, often mimicking other conditions such as femoral neuropathy or radicular compression syndrome. We report herein the case of an 87-year-old woman found to have a contained rupture of an AAA after presenting with back pain and obstructive jaundice. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed the contained rupture of the aneurysm with a large hematoma compressing the common bile duct. Surgical repair of the aortic aneurysm was successfully performed and the patient remains well.
V Dorrucci; R Dusi; G Rombolà; C Cordiano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-25     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Division of General Surgery, University of Verona, Borgo Trento Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis,  surgery*
Aortic Rupture / diagnosis,  surgery*
Cholestasis, Extrahepatic / etiology*,  surgery
Common Bile Duct Diseases / etiology,  surgery
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential

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