Point of Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Massive Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

@inproceedings{Yee2017PointOC,
  title={Point of Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Massive Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm},
  author={Allison M. Yee and Cyrus V Etebari and Srikar Adhikari and Richard Amini},
  booktitle={Cureus},
  year={2017}
}
This report highlights an atypical presentation of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with intramural hematoma and transient paralysis of the lower extremities. Clinical suspicion for aortic pathology prompted a point of care ultrasound of the heart and aorta, which demonstrated a thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm with intraluminal pathology. Consultation and transfer to a tertiary care facility was based solely on the emergency physician's ultrasound. Subsequent computed… CONTINUE READING