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Leaking Aortic Aneurysm

Leaking Abdom Aortic Aneurysm


Presentation

  • At initial presentation the complete resolution of poorly localizing symptoms and signs almost allowed her discharge from hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Medical Case Studies for the Paramedic presents 20 case studies on the most important medical emergencies for the ALS-level reader.[books.google.com]
  • The issues related to poor patient compliance to chemotherapy and management of atypical presentations of spinal tuberculosis are discussed here.[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]
  • Sometimes presentation is very close to ureteric colic, so they are likely to be missed. We present a case of leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm mimicking right ureteric colic, which was missed in the initial assessment.[urologyannals.com]
  • However, depending on the location of the aneurysm, chest, back, flank, or abdominal pain can be a presenting symptom.[esim.eg.net]
Pallor
  • In less serious cases, it might cause numbness, weakness, tingling, pallor, or coldness in an arm or leg, loss of sensation, light-headedness, or localized pain. Any of these symptoms can also occur with dissection of the aorta.[emedicinehealth.com]
Raynaud Phenomenon
  • phenomenon, cardiac arrhythmia and haemolytic anaemia.[mdpi.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • Any patient who has acute abdominal pain and sudden illness should be presumed to have abdominal aortic aneurysm until proved otherwise.[pulsetoday.co.uk]
  • Case presentation An 80-year-old British Caucasian man with a known abdominal aortic aneurysm was brought to the Accident and Emergency department in acute abdominal pain.[link.springer.com]
  • Sometimes the growth itself can cause abdominal pain. Many patients get a CT scan after having abdominal pain, but a CT scan may not show anything unusual. At a certain size (or diameter), your aorta has a higher chance of leaking.[healthcare.utah.edu]
  • However, depending on the location of the aneurysm, chest, back, flank, or abdominal pain can be a presenting symptom.[esim.eg.net]
  • This condition can cause significant abdominal pain and back pain and may lead to the artery’s leak or rupture, at which point it becomes a life-threatening emergency.[spine-health.com]
Abdominal Bruit
  • Since aneurysms that produce AV fistulas usually are large, nearly 90% are palpable in the abdomen. 75 An abdominal bruit can be heard in 75% of patients, and 25% also will have a palpable thrill. 100,101 To summarize, patients with large aneurysms ([ahcmedia.com]
Grey Turner's Sign
  • Rupture can also create a connection between the aorta and intestine or inferior vena cava . [18] Flank ecchymosis (appearance of a bruise) is a sign of retroperitoneal bleeding , and is also called Grey Turner's sign . [16] [19] Aortic aneurysm rupture[en.wikipedia.org]
Eczema
  • The prevalence of childhood atopic eczema in a general population. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 1994 , 30 , 35–39. [ Google Scholar ] [ CrossRef ] Moravej, H.; Karamifar, H.; Karamizadeh, Z.; Amirhakimi, G.; Atashi, S.; Nasirabadi, S.[mdpi.com]
Low Back Pain
  • Images in a 63-year-old Caucasian man with low back pain 2 years after the repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm with a graft.[ajnr.org]
Ankylosis
  • Vertebral body is most severely affected and may lead to collapse and ankylosis in later stages. A prevertebral abscess generally accompanies vertebral involvement [ 2 ].[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]
Incontinence
  • The power in the both lower limbs came back to normal on second postoperative day with resolution of urinary incontinence. She responded well to the treatment with improvement in her systemic symptoms in one week.[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]
Confusion
  • Rupture of an AAA may easily be confused with other conditions.[familydoctor.co.uk]
  • Rupture of an aortic aneurysm should not be confused with aortic dissection.[patient.info]
  • The signs and symptoms of shock may include rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, cool and sweaty skin, and abnormal mental function or confusion.[emedicinehealth.com]
  • Ruptured AAA Symptoms Sudden, severe pain in the abdomen or low back that may spread to the groin, buttocks and legs Nausea and vomiting Signs of shock, including rapid heartbeat; cool, moist skin; light-headedness; confusion; anxiety; bluish lips and[innerbody.com]
  • This could cause weakness or paralysis of the arm or leg, difficulty with speech or understanding, vision loss, confusion, loss of memory and/or seizures.[strokeassociation.org]

Workup

  • Aneurysm was noted during workup for back pain, and CT was ordered after AAA was identified on radiography. No evidence of rupture is seen. Signs and symptoms AAAs are usually asymptomatic until they expand or rupture.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • The workup may include: Physical exam - The physician checks blood pressure, feels the body for masses and listens to blood flow sounds.[innerbody.com]
  • Fortunately, the symptom complex produced by abdominal aortic dissection is similar to AAA rupture, and the distinction may be recognized during the workup for AAA rupture or detected at surgery.[ahcmedia.com]

Treatment

  • Identify specific treatment that is required for the patientrs"s condition. Determine if further treatment is required following a post-treatment reassessment of the patient.[books.google.com]
  • Poor compliance to antitubercular treatment may be a matter of concern in select group of patients.[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]
  • Labetalol treatment was started and the interventional cardiologist was consulted for further intervention.[esim.eg.net]
  • In most cases, emergency treatment is required without any delay if the patient’s life is to be saved.[familydoctor.co.uk]
  • How is a treatment method for an aneurysm chosen? Each patient and each aneurysm is different. Doctors must evaluate the risk factors that favor treatment vs. non-treatment and decide which technique may be best.[strokeassociation.org]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis Prognosis is usually good when an aortic aneurysm is treated before it ruptures. Treatment and Recovery Treatment for an aortic aneurysm depends on its size, location and your overall health.[baptisthealth.com]
  • Prognosis depends on many factors; the magnitude of cord compression, duration of neural complications, age and general condition of the patient [ 7 ]. Rezai et al. reported their experience of managing 20 patients of Pott's spine.[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]
  • […] to keep your blood thin Be encouraged to sit on the side of your bed and then walk Wear special stockings to prevent blood clots in your legs Receive pain medicine into your veins or into the space that surrounds your spinal cord (epidural) Outlook (Prognosis[nvs-ga.com]
  • Prognosis No more than one in three patients with a ruptured aortic aneurysm will reach hospital alive; 20% of those who do, fail to reach theatre. Delay in diagnosis is likely to result in death.[patient.info]
  • Prognosis is usually good if the AAA is found before it ruptures. Focusing on heart health can prevent an AAA. This means watching what you eat, exercising, and avoiding other cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking.[healthline.com]

Etiology

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Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology Leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm is the third most common cause of sudden death from UK coroners' statistics. • Some 75% of patients die before reaching hospital. • Of the 25% who survive on arrival to hospital, half die before reaching[pulsetoday.co.uk]
  • Epidemiology Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) cause 12,000 deaths per year; 8,000 of these are infra-renal. [ 2 ] Women are much less frequently affected.[patient.info]
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm disease in New Zealand: epidemiology and burden between 2002 and 2006. N Z Med J. 2012;125(1350):10–20 NHS Choices (2017). Abdominal aortic aneurysm (Web page). Redditch: National Health Service (NHS) England.[southerncross.co.nz]
  • He has since completed further training in emergency medicine, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology and health professional education.[lifeinthefastlane.com]
  • Epidemiology United States statistics In autopsy studies, the frequency rate of AAA ranges from 0.5% to 3.2%.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • AAA usually results from degeneration in the media of the arterial wall, leading to a slow and continuous dilatation of the lumen of the vessel (see Pathophysiology ).[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • […] and associated degeneration primary connective tissue degeneration inflammatory arteritis with associated aneurysmal degeneration traumatic injury and pseudoaneurysm mycotic injury and pseudoaneurysm aortic dissection -related aneurysmal degeneration PATHOPHYSIOLOGY[lifeinthefastlane.com]
  • The fact that AAA can be misdiagnosed as ureteral colic can be explained on the basis of anatomical and clinical pathophysiology.[ahcmedia.com]
  • Adventitial inflammatory infiltrate is present. [18] However, the degradation of the tunica media by means of a proteolytic process seems to be the basic pathophysiologic mechanism of AAA development.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Pathophysiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms: insights from the elastase-induced model in mice with different genetic backgrounds. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2006; 1085 :59–73. [CrossRef] [Medline] Lederle FA, Johnson GR, Wilson SE, et al ..[zarinslab.stanford.edu]

Prevention

  • Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med 2005;142:203-11. 7. Salvolini L, Renda P, Fiore D, Scaglione M, Piccoli G, Giovagnoni A. Acute aortic syndromes: Role of multi-detector row CT. Eur J Radiol 2008;65:350-8.[urologyannals.com]
  • Treatment Treatment of aneurysm has several goals: Prevent growth. Prevent rupture or leaking. Prevent or treat damage caused by the aneurysm to other body structures (for example, the nerves). Preserve quality of life.[innerbody.com]
  • Endovascular Embolization A treatment in which coils are inserted into the aneurysm to stabilize it and prevent blood flow.[everydayhealth.com]
  • There are no specific measures to prevent aortic aneurysms, but lifestyle changes can improve your overall heart health and decrease your risk.[healthline.com]
  • Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(4):281-290. PMID: 24957320 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24957320 . Reviewed By: Mary C.[ufhealth.org]

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