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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 […]

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.

Question:

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 below)


Answer: B, Saccular aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.

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