Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm masquerading as occlusion of the inferior vena cava.

@article{Braxton1990InflammatoryAA,
  title={Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm masquerading as occlusion of the inferior vena cava.},
  author={John H. Braxton and J M Salander and E. Ribes Gomez and C W Conaway},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={527-30}
}
Inflammatory aneurysms are an uncommon disorder that represent between 5% and 10% of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Their presentation is often variable and may include pain and obstruction of adjacent anatomic structures. This report describes a 68-year-old man who sought treatment after insidious onset of progressive bilateral lower extremity edema over a 6-month period. Noninvasive studies were suggestive of bilateral iliac vein occlusion, and a venogram showed a nearly obstructed vena cava… CONTINUE READING