Symptomatic aneurysm rupture without bleeding secondary to endotension 4 years after endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Panagiotis Kougias, Jean Bismuth, Tam T. Huynh, Peter H. Lin

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Abstract

Purpose: To demonstrate the absence of bleeding from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) without evidence of endoleak following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Case Report: A 72-year-old woman developed aneurysm enlargement 4 years after EVAR of an infrarenal AAA. During surgical exploration for abdominal pain and presumed aneurysm rupture, the ruptured aneurysm sac was found to be filled with gelatinous material without evidence of thrombus or active bleeding. Conclusion: This case provides insight into the natural history of endotension and indicates that conservative management even in the face of an expanding aneurysm is a valid management option for selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-705
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aneurysm expansion
  • Endoleak
  • Endotension
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Hygroma
  • Rupture
  • Stent-graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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