Sealed rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  title={Sealed rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Antonio V Sterpetti and Elizabeth A Blair and R D Schultz and Richard J. Feldhaus and Silvestro Cisternino and Paul E. Chasan},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={11 3},
Sealed rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms, even if uncommon, deserves particular attention for the possibility of misdiagnosis and for the deleterious effects of such a misdiagnosis. Sixteen patients (mean age 72 years; range 65 to 84 years) with chronic sealed rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms are reported. Two patients had acute rupture of the aneurysm, and at operation chronic contained rupture was found along with the recent hemorrhage. One patient died after surgery. The remaining… CONTINUE READING