Growth of thrombus may be a better predictor of rupture than diameter in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Stenbaek2000GrowthOT,
  title={Growth of thrombus may be a better predictor of rupture than diameter in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={J Stenbaek and Bo Kalin and Jesper Swedenborg},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={466-9}
}
OBJECTIVES to investigate the relationships between diameter, surface and thrombus area in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) <5 cm. METHODS AND MATERIAL sixty-seven patients with AAA underwent at least 2 CT examinations. At the point of maximal diameter, surface area and thrombus area were calculated and related to rupture, or impending rupture, during follow-up. RESULTS the mean increase in measured diameter, surface area and thrombus area were 3.4 mm, 1.9 cm(2)and 1.7 cm(2)per year… CONTINUE READING

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