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We present a case of successfully treated abdominal aortic aneurysm in a 24-year old patient with Marfan's syndrome. Following initial physical and ultrasound examination, the multislice computed tomography scan revealed infrarenal aortic aneurysm of 6 cm in diameter, 10 cm long, along with slightly dilated iliac arteries. However, dimensions of aortic root, aortic arch and descending suprarenal aorta were within normal limits. Further on, since the patient presented with signs of impending rupture, an urgent surgical intervention was performed. The patient was discharged in good general medical condition 7 days following surgery. After 6 months of follow-up, the patient's condition was satisfying and no MSCT-signs of further aortic dissection/aneurysm were identified. To the best of our knowledge a case of successful management of a patient with Marfan's syndrome and truly isolated infrarenal and symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm has not been described in the literature before.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Annals of vascular surgery
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