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The ectatic aorta: no benefit in surveillance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20471205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: To determine if patients presenting with an infrarenal aorta of 25-30 mm in diameter benefit from continued ultrasound surveillance, and if so to identify the frequency required.
METHODS: All patients in the Leicestershire abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening program with an initial AAA diameter of 25-30 mm and who had undergone two or more surveillance scans were identified (345 patients). The primary endpoint was death from AAA rupture, referral for elective repair, or presentation with rupture. This information together with the duration of surveillance was recorded.
RESULTS: A total of 345 patients were followed up for mean of 4.25 years (1-11). At 5 years surveillance, there was a 97% freedom from referral for repair or death from rupture.
CONCLUSION: Patients presenting with an AAA diameter 25-30 mm may be safely deferred any further surveillance for a period of 5 years.
Authors:
David M R Gibbs; Matthew J Bown; Gill Hussey; A Ross Naylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  908-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Vascular Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom. dmrgibbs@yahoo.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications,  mortality,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Rupture / etiology
Disease Progression
England
Humans
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Life Tables
Male
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Prognosis
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Time Factors
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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