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Isolated aneurysms of the iliac artery: what are the chances of rupture?
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PMID:  3063554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixteen patients with 22 isolated aneurysms of the common or external iliac artery were treated between 1974 and 1986. There were ten men and six women with a median age of 69 years. The aneurysm was discovered incidentally in seven patients; and in nine patients it was diagnosed upon rupture. A pulsating abdominal tumour was palpable in 12 patients seven of whom had a ruptured aneurysm. Common symptoms included urological and neurological problems and abdominal pain. Of the seven patients in whom the diagnosis was confirmed prior to rupture, three were operated upon successfully and four were not. Of the latter, two died within 3 months due to coexisting disease while two remain alive after one and 6 years. Of the nine patients with a ruptured aneurysm only four survived. The high risk of rupture justifies elective operation of an aneurysm of the iliac artery in the majority of cases.
T Bolin; K Lund; T Skau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0950-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-09     Completed Date:  1989-03-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709440     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aneurysm / diagnosis,  surgery*
Iliac Artery / surgery*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Rupture, Spontaneous

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