Variables that affect the expansion rate and outcome of small abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Cronenwett1990VariablesTA,
  title={Variables that affect the expansion rate and outcome of small abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Jack L. Cronenwett and Steve K. Sargent and Michael H Wall and Malcolm Hawkes and Dan H. Freeman and Bradley J. Dain and Joel K. Cur{\'e} and Daniel B. Walsh and Robert Matthew Zwolak and Martha D. McDaniel},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={260-8; discussion 268-9}
}
Seventy-three patients with small (less than 6 cm in diameter) abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) were selected for nonoperative management and followed up with sequential ultrasound size measurements. Fifty-four men and 19 women, 51 to 89 years of age (mean 70 years), had an initial mean AAA size of 4.1 cm (anteroposterior) x 4.3 cm (lateral) diameter, with a calculated elliptic cross-sectional area of 14.3 cm2. After a mean of 37 months of follow-up, AAA area increased at a mean rate of 20… CONTINUE READING