Spontaneous regression of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in an immunocompromised patient.

  title={Spontaneous regression of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in an immunocompromised patient.},
  author={Patricia H Bellows and Javier Eduardo Anaya-Ayala and Houssam K. Younes and Kristofer M. Charlton-Ouw and Jean Bismuth and Mark G. Davies and Eric K. Peden},
  journal={Vascular medicine},
  volume={15 4},
Spontaneous aneurysmal regression is a rare event, having been observed only in association with arteritides or immunosuppression following solid-organ transplantation. In particular, the spontaneous regression of an aortic aneurysm, to our knowledge, has never been documented. We report a case of a 46-year-old, HIV-positive, African-American man who developed an asymptomatic juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm, which significantly regressed over a 6-month period in the absence of arteritides… CONTINUE READING
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