Abdominal aortic aneurysm, inguinal hernias and emphysema

Golledge, Jonathan, Reeve, Tyson, and Norman, Paul E. (2008) Abdominal aortic aneurysm, inguinal hernias and emphysema. Australian and New Zealan Journal of Surgery, 78 (11). p. 1034.

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[Extract] We recently referred a 79-year-old man with a history of emphysema, who presented with small bowel obstruction. Examination of the abdomen showed a large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and enormous bilateral nonreducible inguinal hernias. Obstructive bowel sounds were audible over both hernias, and the right one was tender. Abdominal computed tomography showed a 10-cm suprarenal AAA (Fig. 1, arrow) and dilated stomach and small bowel. The right inguinal hernia contained caecum and dilated and normal small bowel (Fig. 2, arrow), suggesting this is a sight of obstruction.

Item ID: 24784
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 0004-8682
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 04:49
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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