Aneurysm of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in a patient aged 67 years detected incidentally in pre-anesthesia consultation
Zine el Abidine Benali, Hatim Abdedaim
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;16:155. doi:10.11604/pamj..16.155.3263

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Aneurysm of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in a patient aged 67 years detected incidentally in pre-anesthesia consultation

Zine el Abidine Benali, Hatim Abdedaim
Pan Afr Med J. 2013; 16:155. doi:10.11604/pamj.2013.16.155.3263. Published 22 Dec 2013



An aneurysm is a localized irreversible dilatation of the aortic wall resulting from an alteration of elastic fibers in the media. The main risk is rupture. It depends on the size and growth rate. Abdominal ultrasound has become the easiest and most reproducible for screening, only the anteroposterior and transverse diameters must be selected. We report the case of patient a 67 years old, saw pre-anesthesia consultation revealed fortuitously an aneurysm of the ascending aorta of 7.5 cm diameter, 5.7 cm of the descending thoracic aorta, and 6.3 cm of the abdominal aorta below the renal arteries associated with thrombus.the patient is referred by treatment to the cardiovascular consultation, to discuss the treatment of aneurysm first before any surgery.


Corresponding author:
Zine el Abidine Benali, Department of Anesthesiology, Chp Eddarak, Berkane, Morocco
benazine1@yahoo.fr

©Zine el Abidine Benali et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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