Aneurysm of the abdominal aorta must be considered in the differential diagnosis of obscure abdominal disorders. Unfortunately, its identity is rarely established in the early period of development. In more advanced lesions, where only a vague mass lacking the features of vascular origin is found, it still may defy recognition. In such situations one must turn to the roentgenogram to help define the tumor and establish its character.
This report will review the available literature and add nine additional cases. In five the diagnosis was confirmed by postmortem examination. The incidence, etiology, pathology, clinical features and laboratory procedures of importance
EPSTEIN J. ANEURYSMS OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:252–270. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-2-252
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