Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
A 65-year-old asymptomatic male patient arrived at his outpatient clinic for a routine physical exam. He has a 30-year history of smoking and the primary care physician suspects an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Therefore, the primary care physician used point-of-care-ultrasound to perform a AAA screen on the patient. The below image shows the POCUS view which was obtained at the level of the lower abdominal aorta.
Which of the following is the correct diagnosis?
A. Simple cyst.
B. Saccular aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.
C. Fusiform aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.
Answer: B, Saccular aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.