Survival of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in the west of Ireland: do prognostic indicators of outcome exist?


Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) is a demanding vascular surgical problem and the cause of significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors that influence outcome. Over 6 years, 42 ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms were operated on with a mean diameter of 7.2 cm. RAAA was defined as free… (More)