The vanishing giant abdominal aortic aneurysm

Lian Krivoshei, Moshe Halak, Jacob Schneiderman, Daniel Silverberg*

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Spontaneous sac size regression of a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a rare event that has not been previously described. We report a case of an 89-year-old woman with a known 9-cm AAA, which was diagnosed in 2003. The patient had refused any kind of treatment at that time. Recent imaging studies obtained 7 years later revealed an AAA of 4 cm diameter. This is the first recorded case of significant spontaneous AAA sac shrinkage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Sac regression
  • Sac shrinkage
  • Sac thrombosis


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