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Transperitoneal approach should be considered for suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17349350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although transperitoneal surgical repair has been the gold standard for patients with a suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA), the retroperitoneal approach and endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) are increasingly being recommended as preferred approaches due to lower morbidity and mortality. To highlight the importance of considering the transperitoneal approach, we present three cases of suspected rAAA, all with a known AAA, who were found to have other significant intra-abdominal pathology at surgery that would have been missed using the other approaches.
Alexander T Nguyen; Christian de Virgilio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-12     Completed Date:  2007-05-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Rupture / radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Incidental Findings*
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Cavity / surgery*
Retroperitoneal Space / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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