ABSTRACT: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) occur in up to 9% of adults older than 65 years of age, and the most important risk factors for the development of AAA are smoking, male sex, and advancing age. Aneurysm size is the strongest predictor of the risk of rupture with 30% to 50% annual risk of rupture for AAAs >8.0 cm in size. We report a case of asymptomatic giant AAA that measured 14 cm in diameter.
VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT 2013:10(6):E114-E115
Key words: abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease continue reading