Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Hernan A. Bazan
  • Nicholas J. Morrissey
  • Larry H. Hollier

Case Report

A 72-year-old white male presented to his primary-care physician with a history of left chest pain for the past month. The pain was dull and constant and radiated to the back, medial to the scapula. He denied a new cough or worsening shortness of breath. He had no recent weight loss, and his appetite was good. He had a history of hypertension, which was currently controlled medically, and a significant 60 pack-a-year smoking history. In addition, he suffered a myocardial infarction (MI) 5 years ago. The patient denied any history of claudication, transient ischaemic attacks or stroke. He had undergone surgery in the past for bilateral inguinal hernias, and underwent cardiac catheterization after his MI.

Vital signs were heart rate 72 beats/min, blood pressure 140/80 mmHg, respiratory rate 18/min, and temperature 36.8 °C. His head and neck examination was remarkable for bilateral carotid bruits. Cardiac examination revealed a regular rate and rhythm without murmurs....


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hernan A. Bazan
    • 1
  • Nicholas J. Morrissey
    • 2
  • Larry H. Hollier
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular/Endovascular SurgeryOchsner Clinic FoundationNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA

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