Mason, Stuart A.
March 1961
Angiology;Mar1961, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p113
Academic Journal
A case of ruptured, dissecting aneurysm of the abdominal aorta, diagnosed preoperatively and treated by wiring, is presented. The patient made a full recovery and returned to his former occupation after surgery. Twenty-five months after surgery, he suffered a recurrence of his dissecting aneurysm, was re-operated and re-wired, and made a complete recovery. He is still well and working, 38 months after his initial surgery. Although the prognosis of dissecting aneurysm of the aorta is grave, surgery can salvage cases which otherwise would be hopeless. While resection of the aneurysm and insertion of a graft is the treatment of choice, wiring of aneurysms should be performed more frequently in an attempt to save lives, instead of closing the abdomen when resection cannot be performed.


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