Acute thrombosis of an aortic aneurysm

A. Shnacker, M. Witz, J. M. Lehmann

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The natural history of abdominal aortic aneurysms is to enlarge gradually. Associated complications are rupture, peripheral embolization and infection. 1-5 Complete occlusion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm by thrombus is extremely rare and constitutes a surgical emergency, with an estimated mortality of 50%. 1-5 We report a case of a patient with this very uncommon complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm and review the literature discussing its optimal identification and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm, complications
  • Aortic aneurysm, abdominal
  • Thrombosis complications


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