Leaking aortic aneurysm.

  • Louis Kreel
  • Published 1987 in Postgraduate medical journal


A man aged 50 presented with severe abdominal and back pain on the right side from LI radiating to the sacro-iliac joints and pelvis, of 4 months duration. The pain was worse at night. There was marked weight loss and anorexia. Figure 1 Large right retroperitoneal mass, displacing kidney, adjacent to markedly dilated aorta with a cal-cified wall. Figure 2 The retroperitoneal mass is of mixed attenua-tion with minimal calcific spots, very low 'fluid density' streaks and an area of fluid density below the right kidney. There is also a small fluid density collection anterior to the left psoas.

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@article{Kreel1987LeakingAA, title={Leaking aortic aneurysm.}, author={Louis Kreel}, journal={Postgraduate medical journal}, year={1987}, volume={63 736}, pages={107-9} }